Thursday, June 3, 2010

A New Love: Broccolini

Broccolini 1

There is something about this vegetable when lightly steamed it turns into such a vibrant green color. It's beautiful! Yep, that's right, I just said it was beautiful. I know I can be kind of a freak about the color of food, but the more color the more nutrition...right? In most cases I believe that to be true. This vegetable, broccolini, caught my attention this spring. It tastes yummy raw, steamed, sauteed, and probably other ways as well. I found out that it is really high in vitamin C, and also contains high amounts of vitamin A, calcium, folate and iron.

Broccolini 2

How is it different than broccoli? Well besides looking like a cross between broccoli and asparagus it tastes surprisingly sweeter...and the stem is a bit juicier. When cooking broccolini, less is more. Although I heard that it tastes delicious grilled with a little olive oil, sea salt, and fresh lemon juice. yum. yum.


MParks83 said...

Yum! You can roast it too, it's soooo good! If you just put it on a pan with olive oil, salt and pepper, then roast it at like 400 degrees for 10 minutes or something like that. It's sweet and it gets a little crunchy too, mmmm. I do the same thing with asparagus, it's my favorite!

Lindsay said...

That looks delicious! I love broccoli! Sadly, no broccoli for me right now... Eadie doesn't seem to tolerate it very well.

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