Have You Ever Tried…Romanesco?

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?

8 Responses to Have You Ever Tried…Romanesco?

  1. Alexandra says:

    I have never heard of this, but will look for it. Always happy to learn about veggies I have not tried. Thanks.

  2. Maggi Rasch says:

    I also have never seen it but I can’t wait to get to the Farmers’ Market!! Thanks!

  3. Merr says:

    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.

  4. Living Large says:

    I haven’t heard of this either!

  5. I haven’t. I’m going to look for it. I love brocollini and I’ve noticed purple and yellow cauliflower at the grocers.

  6. Leah says:

    I had it in a salad at a farm-to-table restaurant in Philly. It was great mixed in (steamed first).

  7. Jane Boursaw says:

    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!

  8. Donna Hull says:

    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.

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