Seven minute recipe: Broccoli with blue cheese sauce

Making white sauce from scratch may not sound like the sort of thing that belongs in a seven minute recipe, but it really is almost as easy as warming up sauce in a jar.  This cheesy sauce isn’t a health food, but a small amount over veggies makes for a yummy and balanced meal.  This recipe uses the sauce in a broccoli salad, it also goes great with cauliflower or you could use substitute any veggies you want.

Broccoli with blue cheese sauce

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Ingredients

  • 1 heaped teaspoon butter
  • 1 desert spoon plain flour
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 100 grams blue cheese
  • 1 head broccoli
  • mixed salad greens

Method

  1. Melt the butter in a small frypan
  2. While you are waiting for the butter to melt, chop the broccoli into small florets and place in the microwave for 2 minutes.
  3. Once the butter is completely melted, add the flour and stir into a paste, proceed immediately to step 3 (the goal is not to let the butter paste cook for too long).
  4. Add 1/3 cup of the milk a small amount at a time stirring continuously into the butter paste.
  5. Once the sauce begins to thicken add the remaining milk slowly while stirring continuously
  6. Chop the rind off the blue cheese, chop into small chunks and add to the white sauce.  If you like a stronger blue flavour you can leave more of the rind, although your sauce may be a little chunky.
  7. Stir the blue cheese though the white sauce
  8. Remove the broccoli from the microwave container and pat dry
  9. Place the salad greens and broccoli in a bowl and top with the cheese sauce
  10. Add pepper to taste.

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