This Broccoli and Mash Christmas Tree will transform your traditional mash potatoes into a modern and festive dish that will surprise who is dining and celebrating with you!
Wash, cut in florets and boil the broccoli until they are tender but firm, drain and set apart.
Wash, peel, quarter and boil the potatoes until tender, and drain them.
Puree the broccoli with blender (hand blender is also fine).
Mash the potatoes.
Combine broccoli and potatoes mash, adding pepper and salt:
Take an ice cream scooper and shape your Christmas tree. You can choose a vertical or horizontal layout: the second one is easier and comes in handy if you are invited somewhere as it is much easier to transport.
Once you have your Christmas tree, sprinkle it with pomegranate grains.
Take a large enough potato and cut a slice out of it.
With a star shaped biscuit cutter make a potato star.
You can now parboil it, or fry it or roast it to place it on top of your Broccoli and Mash Christmas Tree.
You can use a slice of apple for the star if you want to keep using fruit as a decoration (together with the pomegranate), and spry it with lemon juice to avoid the oxidation.
Now to give your Broccoli and Mash Christmas tree some shimmering and more flavour. Place some olive oil in a pan with the peeled garlic and let the oil absorb the garlic flavour.
Now pour the oil from the top of the Christmas tree or over it if it is horizontal.