I literally gasped when I saw this today at the grocery store today and immediately knew it would be coming home with me. How beautifully weird! It reminded me of a sea creature who got lost and somehow wound up in Wegmans produce aisle. I’ve taken so many pictures and none of them come close to doing it justice.
For such an exotic looking piece of produce, it really isn’t that remarkably different tasting. As you can probably guess, it’s like a broccoli-cauliflower hybrid. I think it would really steal the show in a crudités, and you should know by now I sure do love my show stoppers. Tonight I prepared it as I would broccoli: simmered until tender, drained, then tossed with garlic and olive oil. Salt to taste. Voila!
Lest you think this sci-fi veggie was created in a lab by some evil corporation bent on world domination, I have learned that Romanesco has actually been around since the 16th century. Why am I just finding out about this now? Let me know if you’ve tried this before or if you plan on trying it in the future.
That is super cool. It looks a bit like those succulent plants we called Hen’s and Chick’s growing up. I’ll look for it for our next event.
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