Straight from the farm to the catwalk is the sexy sprout top. Don't leave ...sprout haters - come back! This vibrant elegant purple-green leaved veg is a British winter wonder that tingle your taste buds.
Don't believe us? Read on to find out more.
This showstopping veg is loved by allotment goers for years but often left in the field by farmers or fed to livestock. We are delighted to have rediscovered them thanks to our fabulous weekly organic veg box from Jack's Veg.
Ok, so they look great - but how do they taste?
They are one of the most flavoursome greens! They have the cabbage-like freshness of spring greens but without the underlying bitter taste of Brussels sprouts.
Duncan's Five Favourite things about Sprout Tops
They cook almost instantly so a great addition to almost any meal
They can help strengthen the immune system thanks to the vitamin C - a winter winner
It helps heal wounds properly thanks to the Vitamin K which is needed for blood clotting.
They are delicious and cheap
There vibrant in colour - it is like an explosion of green in our veg box
In January 2018, Duncan, Xanthê and I went to Portugal for a month on a DIY culinary adventure. Duncan was inspired by their wonderful Caldo Verde (Portuguese Cabbage Soup) and his recipe below gives it his own unique seasonal British twist.
If you want to pimp it up even further why not add a poached egg on top to take it from the every day to the real winter treat. We love it with a free-range hens egg from Jack's Veg or why not use a Duck egg?
Sit down and enjoy it! Today we sat at the kitchen table and ate it while the wind howled outside and felt toasty warm from the inside out.