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Broccoli Christmas Tree

Broccoli Christmas Tree

I made a broccoli Christmas tree with spicy curry flavored mashed potato as a base. Kids will love this!

Ingredients: 1 plate worth

Potatoes
2 medium
Milk
1/2 cup
Butter
15 g
Soup stock granules (Consomme bouillon powder)
2 teaspoons
Garam Masala
1/3 teaspoon
Turmeric
1/2 teaspoon
Nutmeg
A small amount to your liking
Pepper
A small amount
Salt
A small amount
Broccoli
2 heads
Yellow bell pepper
1/4
Radish
1
Ham
1 slice
Grated cheese
To taste

Steps

1. Boil or microwave the potatoes, then peel and mash.
2. Combine the mashed potato ingredients into a saucepan and stir while cooking over low heat. When the moisture has more or less evaporated and the texture is firm enough to handle, season with salt and pepper and let it cool.
3. Pile the mashed potato on a plate, and stick pieces of broccoli boiled in salt water. Decorate as you like.
4. The one in this recipe is decorated with sliced bell pepper, radish and heart-shaped ham. It's topped with a piece of bell pepper cut into a star and sprinkled with powdered cheese for a snowy effect.
5. I made a simple one last year, with just cheddar cheese.
6. This year I made a wreath-shaped version with smoked salmon and ikura (salmon roe). I put tartar sauce in the centre of the wreath.

Story Behind this Recipe

I came up with this to surprise my husband who said he'd never done anything for Christmas. It was the year our child was born and my husband was really pleased with this tree. That's the tree shown in the photo in Step 5. Since then, whenever we have parties, I always make this even when it's not Christmas because it makes people happy. It's fun to decorate it together with kids too.