Broccolini

I am so happy to have discovered broccolini in the supermarket, that I bought two packs right away! It cooks faster than the regular broccoli and I use it in warm salads, or as a side dish to a scrumptious feast.

Broccolini

  • Servings: 2—4
  • Difficulty: easy

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Unlike what you might think, Broccolini is not baby broccoli. It was first created in 1993 as a hybrid between good ol’ broccoli and Chinese broccoli. With longer edible stalks and smaller florets, Broccolini is my new favorite veggie! It cooks faster than the regular broccoli; I use it in warm salads, or as a side dish to a scrumptious feast, and it tastes sweeter than its older brother.

Author: Lu
Recipe type: Side Dish, Salad

Ingredients

♡ 2 packs broccolini 200 g each

♡ 1 banana shallot

♡ 1 Tbsp coconut oil melted

♡ dried mixed vegetables free-from artificial flavors

♡ salt and pepper

♡ sesame white

Directions

  1. I cut and throw away about 1 cm at the base of each stalk, for hygiene reasons (and I do the same when it comes to asparagus). After cutting, I wash them all very good.
  2. I place the solid coconut oil in a tray (for this recipe I used a safe glass ovenware) and put it in the oven for about 5 mins to melt.
  3. Once melted, I remove the tray from the oven and I place the broccolini stalks in it, covering them all with the melted coconut oil, using a spoon. I sprinkle with dried mixed vegetables, salt and pepper, and cover it with aluminum foil.
  4. I bake it between 20-30 mins, at about 185°C.
  5. When it’s ready, I sprinkle sesame on top and serve it as a garnish or side dish, or I use it as the base of one of my salads.

Notes

My oven is very old (or should I say vintage 😁?) There’s nothing new or fancy about it – but it bakes amazingly well! I can’t set the temperature for my recipes, so I cannot tell you the exact temperature, for you to replicate. I cook and bake freely – I use my ears, my nose and my feelings: I listen the gas, I smell the kitchen flooded with aromas, and I feel when the food is done.

Enjoy your meal! 🍴

Reference: What’s the difference between broccoli and broccolini

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