Steamed Sprouting Broccoli & Radishes with Ultimate Cheddar Sauce


Cheddar sauce for steamed veggies

for the sauce

  • 3 tbs plain flour
  • 30 g unsalted butter
  • 400 ml water
  • 2 small vegetable cubes or 1 bigger
  • 100 g mature Cheddar or other strong cheese (chopped)
  • 1 tsp garlic powder

steamed broccoli radishes


  1. In a saucepan heat flour and butter stirring constantly until bubbling.
  2. Dissolve cubes in boiling water.
  3. Gradually stir in bullion into the saucepan, bring to boil, add cheese, garlic powder and continue cooking for about 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  4. In meantime steam or cook in a little bit of water broccoli and radishes.
  5. Serve sauce over steamed veggies.

Serves 4 – 6 people as a side dish.


This Cheddar sauce will work well with other steamed / cooked veggies such as cauliflower, string beans, asparagus or baby leeks.

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Your thoughts…

  1. Love the simplicity of this dish…cheese sure make it much tastier.
    Hope you have a great week Margot :-)

  2. i like the look of that purple broccoli! the radishes… uhm, not a huge fan of, but the combo sounds good!

  3. Once when I was in Lille, the chef Réginald Ioos was cooking radishes and other vegetables with cod in honey & beer glaze. I was surprised how nice it was, never had cooked radishes before that day:

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