Ideal temp: 32℉
Store in a sealed plastic bag in your fridge. Wash just before using, or soak for a few minutes in lightly salted water to make sure you rinse out any hiding grubs. Storage life: 10-12 days.
Steamed with a squeeze of lemon and butter
Braised in chicken or beef stock
Roasted with salt and oil
Blanched and then sauteed on high heat with oil, garlic and red pepper flakes
Over rice, quinoa or other grain
Pasta with salt-cured anchovy, Parmasean, garlic, and red pepper flakes
Mac and cheese
Egg dishes (frittata or omelettes)
Beef/chicken/tofu and broccolini with soy glaze
Crudités: used to dip in hummus, ranch dressing or other dip
PAIRS WELL WITH:
Similar to typical, large broccoli heads, but the stems and greens are sweet and delicious: Hard cheese (Parmasean, Asiago, Pecornio Romano), anchovy, soy sauce, fish sauce, lemon juice and zest, rice wine or apple cider vinegar, toasted sesame oil, tahini, miso (mayo), peanut sauce, mayonnaise or buttermilk-based, dressing chicken, beef, pork, tofu, tempeh, eggs, pasta dishes, winter squash, eggplant, bell peppers, mushrooms, onions, shallots, scallions, garlic, almonds, cashews, sesame seeds, capers, olive oil, butter, red pepper, flakes, ginger, raisins or currants.