CSA Bpx Puzzle: What to do with romanesco?

previous topic
Hoser

Joined: Jul 10
Posts: 2,052

      quote  
Posted: 06 Feb 2013, 01:51
The contents of my CSA box this week:

8 Satsuma Mandarins
2 Braeburn Apples
2 Kiwi
2 Bacon Avocado
1 Bunch Nantes Carrots
1 Butternut Squash
1 Bunch Assorted Chard
1 Baby Romanesco

I've used the butternut squash, chard, and about half the carrots in a curried lentil soup. I don't love avocado but I can cope with them. (Sadly, last week I learned that a bacon avocado isn't really made out of bacon. The liars!) The fruits are easy to deal with-- I just eat them.

I'm at a loss for what to do with the romanesco, though-- I've never eaten it before. I'm not a huge fan of broccoli or cauliflower, so they don't send it to me, but I didn't think of blocking off romanesco so I guess I get to try it.

Roast it? Saute it? What I really want to do is break out the camera and take artistically-lit pictures of it since it's so beautiful, but that doesn't seem like the right answer here.

Help?
MFD1979

Joined: May 12
Posts: 18

      quote  
Posted: 06 Feb 2013, 07:59
I love romanesco! It's such a pretty veggie and really tasting too! I just roast it in the oven at 400 degrees with olive oil, salt, pepper and parmesan cheese for about 25 to 30 minutes. If you don't like broccoli or cauliflower you may not be the biggest fan of it, but it never hurts to try something new.
Hoser

Joined: Jul 10
Posts: 2,052

      quote  
Posted: 06 Feb 2013, 15:44
Thanks! Roast it whole, or break it up into smaller pieces first?
Hoser

Joined: Jul 10
Posts: 2,052

      quote  
Posted: 07 Feb 2013, 23:05
And that's pretty much what I did.

I broke it down into individual little romanescolets, and also chopped up a few carrots. I then tossed them with some olive oil and cracked pepper, and roasted them for about half an hour. When they came out of the oven I tossed them with shredded parmesan.

The verdict: it's not bad. It's a little milder than cauliflower and broccoli, but it has the same basic flavor profile. I'd eat it again, but I won't seek it out.



Forum Search
Advanced forum search


Latest Posts

Eggs anyone?
Do you eat chicken, Glaun? :D We go through about 4 dozen a week between the two of us.
by northernmusician on 27 Aug 14 09:47 PM
beans and cooking them
I soak beans overnight and cook in a stovetop pressure cooker for half an hour. They end up quite soft. It seems they would end up like refried beans if I kept cooking but I never tried because that's ...
by solatro on 27 Aug 14 07:56 PM
shake meal replacement
funny, i searched and searched and I found what isn't in the Shake 310's but I couldn't find exactly what is in the shakes !! • 15g of pure, highest-quality Tri-Plex™ proteins ...
by mummydee on 24 Aug 14 02:48 PM
Okay. I'm fed up!
wholefoodnut wrote: Heyjude, that's why I add ingredients in the directions, so if I want to make it again it's handy. I'm bad about making things and not writing down what I did. I have h ...
by HeyJude602 on 23 Aug 14 02:39 PM
Sofrito - A real superfood
Sounds yummy
by Thesis79 on 19 Aug 14 09:52 AM