If you like cabbage, broccoli and cauliflower, you're sure to like Romanesco too! It has a slightly sweet, nutty taste. The fact that it looks so beautiful is a bonus. In this recipe it is simply blanched in boiling water, then pan-fried in butter and flavored with garlic and parsley.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add Romanesco cauliflower florets and cook until crisp-tender, about 3 minutes. Drain.

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  • Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and cauliflower florets; cook and stir until tender, about 5 minutes. Sprinkle parsley over the florets; cook and stir until flavors combine, 2 or 3 minutes more.

Nutrition Facts

89 calories; protein 3g 6% DV; carbohydrates 8.2g 3% DV; fat 5.9g 9% DV; cholesterol 15.3mg 5% DV; sodium 84.8mg 3% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (5)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/19/2020
Found romanesco at the farmer's market - wonderful stuff. The texture is similar to cauliflower with a brighter taste. This is an excellent recipe and simple my only addition would be to toss in some pine nuts with the garlic and parboiled romanesco. And top with a favorite salt makes a big difference. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/01/2016
A dreamy way to serve your cauliflower. I suggest breaking the florets into small bite-sized pieces. The butter and parsley don't mix well with the larger pieces. I added some hot peppers for some kick and it was still pretty darn good. Thank you for the recipe. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/20/2017
Very easy to make and tasty to eat. I've done it with straight cauliflower and with a fancy "green" type of cauliflower I've forgotten the name for. Love them both a LOT! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/09/2017
I received Romanesco in my CSA box and prepared it just as directed in the recipe - oh my! This is not only delicious it makes a beautiful presentation! Adding a few slices of roasted red pepper and/or cooked crumbled bacon would be great garnishes. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/20/2018
More please I can t wait for this veggie to show up in my Imperfect Produce Box again! Thanks. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/19/2020
Found romanesco at the farmer's market - wonderful stuff. The texture is similar to cauliflower with a brighter taste. This is an excellent recipe and simple my only addition would be to toss in some pine nuts with the garlic and parboiled romanesco. And top with a favorite salt makes a big difference. Read More