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May 8, 2011 12:20 PM

Help me - what is the vegetable pictured here?

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

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      1. re: drongo

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

          1. re: sushigirlie

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

          2. 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.