Before we start, let’s not get into any arguments about whether I’ve already covered this vegetable. That was broccoli rabe, which for the record, is not the same thing as broccolini.
I actually had to check myself because although the flavor profile is different, they have a similar appearance. Incidentally, I learned that broccoli rabe is not the same thing as rapini, who knew! They’re almost identical, so the rapini police don’t trouble themselves with corrections. Now you can bring up your newfound knowledge at your next cocktail party. Cross your fingers that you’ll be talking to the only person in the room who’ll appreciate your wisdom.
If you’re looking to branch out from broccoli (excuse the horrible pun) I recommend getting your kids to try broccolini. They might even like it better than broccoli. The color stays more vibrant green when you cook it, and it has a sweeter, milder taste.
ME: The mystery food that I have for you this week is…..
SAM: I said yeast.
ME: Yeast? It’s not yeast. Broccolini. Do you remember when we tried broccoli rabe?
ME: It kind of… Well, I’m not going to tell you. Here you go.6 comments