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Broccoli …. Or is it Romanesco

What Peter posted the other day as broccoli, come to find out, is actually a cauliflower-like vegetable called Romanesco, also known as Roman or Italian Broccoli or even Broccoflower.  Although Romanesco is appropriate for crudités and other raw preparations, it is also delicious prepared simply with things you may already have in your kitchen.


  • One head of Romanesco, florets cut off (like you would broccoli)
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 2-3 heads of garlic (depending on size), crushed
  • small bunch of chives, finely chopped

Blanch the florets of romanesco in salted, boiling water for 8-10 minutes.  Strain them and rinse with cold water to stop the cooking process and retain the beautiful green color.

In the same pan, sauté the butter and garlic.  Once the butter is melted, add the chives.  Toss the romanesco back into the garlic/butter/chive mixture and serve hot.

Please enjoy this simple, delicious recipe.

** I did not add red pepper flakes, but I imagine you could do so if you like your veggies spicy.



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This entry was posted on November 4, 2011 by in Meghan Champagne's posts.
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