Long green stems with yellow flowers?
- DreamCyn Apr 20, 2013 10:42 AM
Can someone please tell me what this mysterious green is?
A vendor handed it to me at the market (as it was closing down) when I told him I only had a dollar left
[ I later found 1.25 in change in my bag and was similarly sold a bag of mixed salad greens ]
He said what it was, but the only thing I remember was him saying it was similar to broccoli rabe....
I know he said it could be put in a salad or sauteed lightly (which is what I plan to do) but I really want to know what it actually IS before I eat it :)
I think it looks like broccolini. Not bitter. You can chop it and cook it or leave it whole. I leave it whole. Trim the stems, if some are thicker, I peel the thicker ones like asparagus so they all cook evenly. You can roast them, but I usually do a sauté and steam with garlic infused olive oil, then some chicken broth and finished with a squeeze of lemon juice once tender and some parm cheese.
Oh, we had that through my CSA about two months ago. Shoot, I don't remember what it's called! But it was broccoli-like, but wasn't Chinese broccoli.
It does kind of look like Broccolini, but the main thing that looks different to me is there are only a few buds on the end of each stem, not larger clusters like Broccolini or Broccoli Rabe.