Steamed Sprouting Broccoli & Radishes with Ultimate Cheddar Sauce

steamed broccoli radishes


  • 200g purple sprouting broccoli
  • 200g radishes

for the sauce

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

Cheddar sauce for steamed veggies


  1. In a saucepan heat flour and but­ter stir­ring con­stantly until bub­bling. In mean­time dis­solve cubes in boil­ing water.
  2. 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.
  3. In meantime steam or cook in a little bit of water broccoli and radishes.
  4. Serve sauce over steamed veggies.

Serves 4–6 people as a side dish.

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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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