Broccoli with Corn and Chorizo Sauce

Like the former American President George Bush I am not that fond of broccoli, although I love purple sprouting broccoli. However it is sometimes the only green vegetable around and this is a good way of enlivening it. If you want to make it more substantial, you can add more chorizo sausage and have it as a supper dish.


  • 750g/lb broccoli
  • 115g/4 oz butter
  • 4 shallots, chopped
  • 450g/1lb corn kernels
  • 2 tbsp water
  • pinch of nutmeg
  • 115g/4oz chorizo sausage, chopped
  • salt and freshly ground pepper


Separate the broccoli into florets. Melt 55g/2oz butter in a pan, add the broccoli and stir to coat with butter. Add water to cover and cook for about 10 minutes or until just tender, but still crunchy. In a pan melt the remaining butter, add shallots and corn and cook until the shallots are soft. In a food processor blend this mixture adding a little water. Return to the pan, add the nutmeg, sausage and seasonings, and gently heat through. Thin if too thick and pour over the broccoli.