Hi, I’m Chef Dan with FreshPoint, and today I wanted to introduce you to the newest member of the brassica family. This is Caulilini™ Sweet Stem™ Cauliflower. It’s a new item on the market we wanted to introduce it to you. It captures the best of both worlds, the nuttiness of cauliflower with the sweetness of the stem broccoli (also known as Broccolini, which is different than broccoli).
What are some Caulilini menu ideas?
Caulilini is great roasted, tossed in a little oil and salt and pepper for a quick and easy side dish. With summer coming up, everybody likes to cook on the grill. This is wonderful. Toss in a little olive oil with some Montreal steak seasoning, grilled over hot coals briefly until it chars up. The florets pick up the nice smoked aroma, which is a great compliment for any grilled meat.
It’s also good steamed and then stir-fried with Asian flavors. Consider using a little sesame oil, ginger, even a little plum or hoisin sauce for a wonderful quick stir fry. I like it flash fried. The florets crisp up nicely and provide a nice counterpoint and texture to the sweet stems.
These Caulilini menu ideas are just a few suggestions, tell us in the comments some ways you’ve found to use this fun new item!
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Content provided by Chef Daniel Snowden, the Director of Culinary Development for FreshPoint Central Florida. He has been in the produce industry years almost 20 years and loves getting geeky about food. Follow FreshPoint Central Florida on Facebook and Instagram.
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