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Ingredients:

  • 82 g Broccolini

Directions:

NUTRITION - Broccolini has similar nutritional value as broccoli, with a slightly sweeter taste. Serving size: 82 grams, about 6-stalks, or almost 3oz; about 1-cup if chopped. EACH SERVING: 35cals; 0 total fat; 6g carb (1g fiber); 3g protein; 25mg sodium; 270mg potassium; 60mg calcium; 0.7mg iron; 78mg Vit C; 1500-IU Vit A.
 
Sold by the bunch: 2.5 servings per bunch: 7.25 ounces (about $4.00 per pound).
 
DESCRIPTION - Broccolini has a sweet, delicate flavor with a subtle, peppery "edge", and the flavor is milder and sweeter when cooked. It is completely edible, from flower to stem, and it's texture is less fibrous than either broccoli or asparagus.
 
PREPARATION -The stem does not need to be peeled before being eaten. This is a strikingly versatile vegetable with an endless range of culinary possibilities - and its elegant, slim stems and attractive flower add a sophisticated beauty to any meal presentation.
 
STORAGE - Broccolini will stay fresher if kept clean and cold. Place vegetables in your refrigerator crisper. Set humidity control to "high".
 
COOKING: Blanch - In shallow pan, bring 2 cups of water to boil and add Broccolini. Let boil for 1 to 2 minutes until Broccolini turns bright green; drain. Rinse immediately with cold water to stop the cooking process.
 
Boil in plenty of salted water for about 4 minutes. Drain and serve at once.
 
Saute with olive oil, yellow onions, and capers for an accompaniment to meat or seafood
 
Microwave - Rinse Broccolini and place in a microwaveable bowl, cover. Microwave on "high" for 3-6 minutes
 
Grill - First blanch Broccolini: drain. Brush with favorite seasoning and place on Grill. Tip: Wrap the flower in foil to prevent charring.
 
Steam - In a steamer, bring water to boil, add Broccolini. Steam until Broccolini is tender, yet still crisp.
 
Stir-fry Broccolini with a selection of other fresh vegetables, and add a ginger soy sauce for a light meal
 
Add to: Couscous dishes, pastas, soups, tapas, chilled crudites, vegetable chilis, stews, quiches, macaroni and cheese, casseroles, creps, salads and quick breads.
 
Dip the Broccolini in a flour and beer batter and deep-fry for a crunchy appetizer
 
(TM) Broccolini is a trademark of Mann Packing Co at www.broccoli.com
 
NOTES : If you’re looking for something new and unusual, try broccolini! It’s a cross between broccoli and Chinese kale. You’ll find it’s more tender than broccoli, so you can even eat the stalks.
 
Recipe by: Mann's Sunny Shores, Salinas, CA
 
Posted to EAT-LF Digest by "Ellen Pickett" <ellen@qnetix.ca> on Feb 4, 1999, converted by MM_Buster v2.0l.