Have You Tried Romanesco?

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While on vacation in Utah, Mike and I had roasted artichoke and smoked feta dip served with fresh vegetables and chips at the Stein Eriksen Lodge.  It was a hearty platter that included what looked like bright green little Christmas trees.

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The little bright green trees were actually fresh pieces of a vegetable called romanesco.  It is a mix between broccoli and cauliflower.  To me it tastes more like cauliflower when raw and broccoli when cooked.

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While at Krogers, I purchased a head.  I used a recipe I found on Allrecipes.com, called Roasted Romanesco.  It was really simple, cooked in 20 minutes and used ingredients that I already had on hand.

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I like it!  It can be served cooked or uncooked.  It is a green vegetable, without being the traditional green beans, broccoli or spinach.  And one of my favorite aspects is that it looks great on the plate!  I think it will be perfect for holiday entertaining since it looks a bit like Dr. Seuss Christmas trees.

Give it a try, if you haven’t already!  Let me know what you think!

 

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