Last night for dinner I made some Filet Mignon topped with lemon butter dill sauce; with Shrimp and a side of Sauted Broccolini, Baby Portobello Mushrooms, Leeks, Garlic and Olive oil. A filling meal but yet light on the belly. The aroma of everything cooking was delish. If you haven’t had broccolini before, give it a try. It tastes like broccoli of course but there is something about that has a yummier texture.
Broccolini is a green vegetable similar to broccoli but with smaller florets and longer, thin stalks. Although often misidentified as young broccoli, it is a cross between broccoli and kai-lan, Chinese broccoli. A natural hybrid of the cabbage family Brassica oleracea italica x alboglabra, it was developed by the Sakata Seed Company of Yokohama, Japan, with the name Chinese kale or gai lan. Broccolini’s flavor is sweet, with notes of both broccoli and asparagus