Broccoli With Creamy Lime Sauce

Have to keep eating our greens and this is a nicer way to bribe the kids. Right? Of course…..


  • 1 bunch broccoli, well trimmed and cut into small stalks
  • 2 tbsp. butter
  • 1 cup heavy cream (but of course)
  • 1 egg yolk
  • pinch of salt and pepper
  • 1 tbsp. lime juice (fresh, if possible)
  • 1 tsp. grated lime peel

Cook broccoli in boiling water or steamer until tender-crisp. Drain well and keep warm.

To make the sauce, melt the butter and gradually stir in the cream. Bring this to a boil, stirring constantly and allow to boil gently for about 5 minutes to reduce the cream.

Stir in a small amount of cream to the egg yolk. Now return the egg mixture to the saucepan. Stir in the salt, pepper and lime juice. Cook, stirring constantly for about 2 – 2  1/2 minutes over very low heat.

Pour over the broccoli.

Now I ask you…..did everyone lick their plate? Of course, you won’t tell.


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