Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Broccolini



You can read all about Broccolini at Tigerfish's blog here. I first saw this veggie at her blog and thought this veggie looked divine. While I was doing my grocery shopping recently, I spotted this broccolini was on-sales as Manager's Pick of the week. So, I quickly grabbed this opportunity to try out this new breed of veggie.



Coincidentally, I cooked this just like how Tigerfish cooked her. Guess great mind thinks alike huh? LOL! Anyway, after trying this broccolini, I still prefer my HK kailan. Not sure whether I undercooked it or the veggie a bit old because it was quite tough on the stem (fibrous?). I paid $1.50 for what you see above but normally I think it is priced around $3.50. At that price, I can buy a big bag of kailan already.

16 comments:

Andaliman said...

looks good though

Mandy said...

I love kailan, but have never tried brocollini. They are always expensive and never gone on sales here. :p

East Meets West Kitchen said...

I love my broccolini with tortinelli! hehe!

daphne said...

I agree that they are abit on the expensive side. I thought they should be more tender.. hmmm..

tigerfish said...

Fibrous ah? Those I tried before were tender leh. Not very sek.Maybe because it's a bad crop or what, that's why on sale! :O
Not scaring you lah....

How long did you blanch them?

jadepearl said...

Broccolini....interesting. I think I have seen something similiar at our wet market here. How's the taste?

singairishgirl said...

Oh my god! We made the same dish!

Mochachocolata Rita said...

hmmm...i love kai lan...and fried shallots...too bad my gas stove is so hard to control, i always burnt mine T_T...i think i should go for the shortcut and buy the ones in a plastic bottle :)

Little Corner of Mine said...

Thanks Andaliman.

Mandy, maybe it's like Tigerfish said it's bad crop that's why on sales here. LOL!

V, I forgot what is tortinelli already. :P

Daphne, I thought they aould be tender too. Maybe I got the old crop. :P

Tigerfish, that's why I said in my post, I might get the old crop because the stem is kinda fibrous. I didn't blanch them, just stir-fry them.

JP, the flower tasted like broccoli and the stem supposed to taste like kailan stem, I think.

D, will hop over to feast!

Hi Rita,
Yup, I used the one in a plastic bottle. Hehe...so much easier. Just remember once you open, keep it in the freezer. Then, it won't have the stinky oil gone bad smell done the road. ;)

beachlover said...

I saw brocolini in NY b4 but never try it yet!! look crispy and crunchy..I like the italian broccoli too...forget the name now...eat too much,,,now sudah blur blur!!lol!!

tigerfish said...

But I never stir fry them. I just blanch them, then drizzle some oyster sauce and sprinkle fried shallots on top. More pin tua right?

Lee Ping (mrshbt) said...

My Little Tiger who is a picky eater, only eats brocollini. They are pricey but Little Tiger needs her fiber... I usually get mine at Trader Joes and they are not too fibrous. I cook mine with garlic and Costco's chicken stock paste. Thanks for sharing. A good reminder for me to buy some this week. :)

Little Corner of Mine said...

Hahaha...beachlover, you will have to show us what is Italian brocoli yo.

Tigerfish, hmmm...don't know leh as stir-frying is easy for me.

Lee Ping,
Your little tiger has expensive taste lah, only eats broccolini, WOW! But as you said she needs her fiber! :)

East Meets West Kitchen said...

Hey C,
FYI to your question, see pic here:
http://www.eastmeetswestkitchen.blogspot.com/2007/08/tortellini-and-broccolini-in-matrimony.html

Big Boys Oven said...

this brocolli looks authentic, I love brocolli! sweet, crunchy and tasty!

Little Corner of Mine said...

Thanks V for the link. I actually saw it at the supermarket flyer/circular while looking for the deals for this week. :)

BBOven, this is broccolini, not broccoli lah. :P