19/02/2006

Tenderstem Broccoli with Normandy Cheese & Streaky Bacon

Seriously deep in flavour, soft, engaging and thoroughly satisfying as a starter.

One of my favourites ...

You need to start with some good cheese - something French. I tend to go with Camembert or Coutances.

Cut off the rind carefully revealing the soft cheese within and place into a milk pan with a little cream on a low heat - you want to just warm it through without any sticking.

Meanwhile, boil some tenderstem broccoli and put a couple of rashers of streaky bacon under the grille.

Serve up by pouring out the creamy cheese onto a warm plate, cover with the broccoli and garnish with the bacon, grinding a little fresh black pepper over.

Heaven!

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