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Help me - what is the vegetable pictured here?

Elysabethe May 8, 2011 12:20 PM

I got this in my weekly CSA delivery and usually the farmer is great about listing everything in the delivery but she didn't send the list this time out. Who can tell me what this is, and there are bonus Internet Points if you have suggestions for what to do with it!

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  1. Pei RE: Elysabethe May 8, 2011 12:24 PM

    Tat soi flowers.

    The closest thing I can think of is that it tastes like gai lan (Chinese broccoli). Normally you'd blanch it for a minute or two, then drizzle with hoisin sauce. You could probably also treat it like broccoli and sautee with garlic.

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      todao RE: Pei May 8, 2011 12:30 PM

      Concur ...

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        mrbigshotno.1 RE: todao May 8, 2011 01:00 PM


    2. drongo RE: Elysabethe May 8, 2011 03:24 PM

      I would have said flowering broccoli rabe (rapini). But then I've never had tat soi mentioned by others.

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        Delucacheesemonger RE: drongo May 8, 2011 10:49 PM

        Flowers seem too small and stalks too uniform for rapini, but what do l know ?

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        PrairiePie RE: Elysabethe May 8, 2011 05:23 PM

        Looks like broccolini

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          sushigirlie RE: PrairiePie May 8, 2011 08:37 PM

          I agree.

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            Cherylptw RE: sushigirlie May 8, 2011 08:44 PM

            +2..I just planted that in my garden on Friday....

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            rjlebed RE: PrairiePie May 8, 2011 09:26 PM

            I agree as well.

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            RGC1982 RE: Elysabethe May 9, 2011 12:02 AM

            Agree that it looks like brocollini, also occasionally known as Asparation, but I haven't seen that name used much lately in the stores. Next time, try to cook before the flowers turn yellow.

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