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Broccoli Tree

Ingredients:

  • 250 gms Broccoli
  • 2 big cloves of garlic (chopped)
  • 3 tsp soy sauce
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 pinches of pepper
  • 1table spoon cooking oil
  • 2 slices of brown bread
  • 1 hard boiled egg
  • 1 tsp melted butter

For garnishing:

  • A few toothpicks
  • 1 medium tomato (chopped)
  • 1 medium capsicum
  • A few pieces of sliced black olives

Method:

  1. Mash the hard boiled egg in a bowl, add the melted butter along with a pinch of pepper and salt to taste. Mix well.
  2.  Remove the crust from the slices of bread and roll (flatten) them softly with a rolling pin on a board.
  3.  Now spread the egg mix evenly on each slice. Roll each slice gently, somewhat like a sushi roll. Wrap each roll in a foil and refrigerate it for 10 minutes.
  4. Boil water in a pot and add ½ tsp water. Cut broccoli into medium size pieces (1.5inch long) and let them cook in boiling water for about 3-4 mins. Drain the water and keep aside
  5. Now in a pan take oil and sauté garlic till golden brown. Add soy sauce along with a pinch of pepper and salt to taste. Add the cooked broccoli and give it a quick toss. Remove from pan.
  6. Take the rolled breads and remove the foil. Insert a toothpick each in a few broccoli stems. Place the stems on the rolled bread as shown in picture.

Garnishing:

  1. Decorate a plate with a few capsicum slices and chopped tomato, topped with black olives as shown in picture above.
  2. Place the prepared broccoli tree and serve.

Kiddie Tip:  Serve immediately. Also, the tree log can be cut into round slices…the egg spiral inside is fun for kids!

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