Friday, December 12, 2008

Beautiful Broccolini

For anyone who has not tried broccolini, what you are missing is a sweet tender hybrid vegetable that has only been around in the U.S. for about 10 years. It looks like asparagus spears with little broccoli tops. I came across the following recipe in Bon Apetit and had to try it for a Sunday dinner. It is so delicious and worthy of a dish to serve for holidays or to company. It presents beautifully. I am attaching the photo from the magazine, but mine looked just like this!

Broccolini with Pecan-brown butter
· 2 1/4 to 2 1/2 pounds broccolini (about 4 bunches)
· 6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) butter
· 1/4 cup finely chopped shallots (about 2 medium)
· 1 garlic clove, chopped
· 1/2 cup toasted pecans, coarsely chopped
· Coarse kosher salt
· Bring large pot of salted water to boil. Add broccolini; stir to separate and cook 2 minutes. Drain. Transfer broccolini to paper towels to drain. Cool. DO AHEAD Can be made 1 day ahead. Wrap broccolini in several layers of clean paper towels; enclose in resealable plastic bag and chill.
· Melt butter in extra-large skillet over medium heat. Add shallots and garlic, then pecans; sauté until shallots are soft, about 3 minutes. Increase heat to medium-high; stir constantly until butter is browned and pecans are aromatic, about 3 minutes. Add broccolini to skillet and toss gently until heated through, about 7 minutes. Season to taste with coarse salt and pepper. Transfer to platter and serve.


  1. This looks delicious! This will be on the list of recipes to try.. I'm sure dh and the grandson will love it.. thanks so much for swinging by.. I know you're going to have a terrific time visiting over the holidays. Don't forget your camera to show us when you get back... Love your kitty... hugs ~lynne~

  2. Linda this looks yummy girl..thanks for coming by will have a great time in blogland Linda so many caring and sharing women here..tomorrow is my second month of doing my blog..I really enjoy it..hugs and smiles Gloria

  3. Yum, the name of this recipe makes me drool... LOOKS good too! I love the addition of the crunchy pecans.

  4. Ciao ! I've never seen broccolini they look nice !! Thanks for passing by !


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