The Broccolini is often mistaken for as a young broccoli plant, but this vegetable is actually a hybrid. Broccolini differs from broccoli, physically having longer stalks and smaller cluster of flowers. It has a sweet flavor similar to broccoli with a hint of asparagus. Broccolini contains high levels of vitamins and nutrients, and can easily be cooked in a variety of ways. One of the most popular methods for cooking Broccolini is a simple sauté with onions, ginger, and garlic.
700 grams Broccolini, stems removed and bottoms cut
3-4 tablespoons olive oil, extra virgin
3 cloves of garlic, finely minced
1 half-inch piece of ginger
¼ onion, finely chopped
1 ½ tablespoon salt
½ tablespoon ground black pepper
Boil the Broccolini in approximately 1 liter of water over high heat until the Broccolini turns tender. Remove the Broccolini from the water and set aside.
Heat a wok or pan over a medium fire before adding the olive oil. Throw in the garlic, onions, and ginger. Cook for two minutes then add the boiled Broccolini. Season with salt and pepper until you reach the desired flavor. Once the Broccolini is sufficiently heated, the dish is done cooking.