broccoli with lemon butter and thyme breadcrumbs

  • 1.5kg broccoli, cut into florets
  • 100g unsalted butter, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon lemon rind
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • ¼ cup (60ml) dry white wine 
  • sea salt and cracked black pepper
  • ½ cup (35g) fresh sourdough breadcrumbs
  • ¼ cup lemon thyme leaves
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 
  1. Preheat oven to 200°C (400°F). Place the broccoli in a large heatproof bowl and cover with boiling water. Allow to standfor 2 minutes, drain well and place in a large roasting pan.
  2. Place the butter, lemon rind, lemon juice and wine in a small saucepan over medium heat and stir until the butter is melted. Pour the sauce over the broccoli and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  3. Place the breadcrumbs, thyme and oil in a medium bowl and mix to combine. Sprinkle the breadcrumb mixture over the broccoli and roast for 20 minutes or until golden andthe broccoli is tender.  Serves 6

Photography: Con Poulos

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