Thursday, April 03, 2008

Our new favourite vegetables

Broccolini is our new favourite vegetables especially Georgia. Well in fact there are only a handful of vegetables that she's willing to eat! Hahaha...However we do not get broccolini that often in our local markets mainly because they are imports and are more expensive than the normal broccoli. It's 30%-40% more expensive than the normal ones. But they are also a lot greener and sweeter too. I will buy two to three packs of them if I see them in the markets or supermarkets.

Here is a sample of how I prepared them. I diced three garlic cloves into little cubes and stir fry them in olive oil for about 30 seconds (when they are fragrant). Then I added the broccolini and stir fry them for about 3-5 minutes. I seasoned them lightly with Shitake mushroom sauce and a tablespoon of sesame oil and they were ready to serve. Georgia gladly devoured them. ^_^

[Broccolini is a green vegetable resembling broccoli. Although often mistakenly identified as young broccoli, it is actually a natural hybrid of the cabbage family Brassica oleracea, a cross between broccoli and kai-lan (chinese broccoli). It was developed by the Sakata Seed Company of Yokohama, Japan. It is generally agreed that broccolini has a sweeter flavor than broccoli. - Excerpt from Wikipedia]

1 comment:

Salihan said...

I've seen it at the shops but haven't tried it yet. I'll definitely buy some next time I see it!