I wanted to find a new use for the gloriously trippy pink pickled eggs I made recently and then remembered how much I love hard boiled eggs grated over leeks, or indeed over any other warm vegetable that seems classier than the average. Purple sprouting broccoli has just come in, and I think it’s best blanched then charred a bit. Some good olive oil and a grating of psychedelic egg make a dish so bright it can probably be seen from space. There’s something very lovely about the smoky broccoli with its natural sweetness, spiked with the egg which is both rich and pickled.
Purple Sprouting Broccoli with Pink Pickled Eggs
Pink pickled eggs – recipe here
Purple sprouting broccoli
Salt and pepper
Cook the broccoli until almost tender. Char briefly on a griddle or BBQ for extra smoky shazam. Drizzle with oil. Add salt and pepper, then grate over a pickled egg.