Romanesco Broccoli is a beautiful fractal shaped vegetable full of vitamin C, K and carotenoids. When I first saw it at the market I didn’t know what it was, but I marveled at its gorgeous chartreuse color and its spectacular shape. I continue to be awed at God’s creativity, especially when it comes to amazingly unique edible foods like this Romanesco.
What to do with a Romanesco
I decided to put this interesting looking vegetable in my basket not knowing what I was going to do with it. I figured, if anything, it would make a great centerpiece on my table. But I was too curious to bake and eat it and see what it tasted like and what the texture was like. I guess I expected it to taste like broccoli, because of its name, but it actually tastes like a mild cauliflower. I decided not to look online at recipes on how to bake it because I wanted to be creative and come up with a basting sauce I thought might taste good. The danger in that is it can turn out to be a total bomb! But it wasn’t, it turned out to be THE BOMB! So delicious, I can’t wait for you all to try this roasted Romanesco!
I basted it with an Indian spice sauce I created using Avocado mayonnaise, turmeric, cumin, garlic salt, shallots, and a touch of maple syrup. My oh my! Not only does it look like Midas touched it with his golden finger, the taste was incredibly delicious. It had an interesting core when I sliced it in half, and you can see from the inside how it is related to the cauliflower/broccoli family. I served it in thin slices and we ate the whole thing!
This recipe was shared on the following blogs: Raia’sRecipes, TheChickenChick