This new breed of green vegetable is a cross between Brussels sprouts and kale and has become increasingly popular due to its classification as a superfood due to it being a good source of vitamins and dietary fibre.
They’re around 4 or 5cm in diameter and have a sweet, nutty flavour.
They can be steamed (5-6mins), microwaved (800w 2-3mins), stir fried (2-3mins), boiled (bring to boil then simmer for 3-5mins) or blanched (boil for 3-4mins, then plunge into ice water).
Stir in fresh herbs, garlic and pine nuts for a tasty, warm winter salad, include in Asian-style dishes or add to casseroles. They’ll also make a great alternative to sprouts if you would like something different for Christmas lunch.