Romanesco is a cross between broccoli and cauliflower. I recently picked a head up at the grocery store. It’s shaped kind of weirdly, with the florets being sort of pointy. It’s a pale green color. I decided to cook it simply so I could understand the flavors. I cut it into florets and steamed it until it was tender. I seasoned it only with butter and salt and pepper. It truly tastes just like a cross between broccoli and cauliflower. It’s got more of the texture of cauliflower, as well as the sweetness. I really liked it will try it in some more adventurous recipes in the future.
Have you tried it? What did you think?
I have never heard of this, but will look for it. Always happy to learn about veggies I have not tried. Thanks.
I also have never seen it but I can’t wait to get to the Farmers’ Market!! Thanks!
Wow – I’ve never heard of this but the photo sure it a good one. I’m going to look for this…I bet the Farmers’ Market would be the place to find it.
I haven’t heard of this either!
I haven’t. I’m going to look for it. I love brocollini and I’ve noticed purple and yellow cauliflower at the grocers.
I had it in a salad at a farm-to-table restaurant in Philly. It was great mixed in (steamed first).
It looks really cool! Kind of a cross between cauliflower and broccoli and kale and that other veggie I can’t think of where you peel the pods off and steam them… Will have to look for this!
I’ve never heard of Romanesco but I definitely want to try it. It hasn’t appeared in the produce section at my store, hopefully soon.