Romanesco cauliflower

Romanesco cauliflower

SKU# FINROMANESCO

Availability: In stock

£2.45

You can’t fail to be impressed by the bright lime green colour and mathematical perfection of romanesco. And its virtues extend beyond this marvellous appearance. With a crunchy texture and a flavour somewhere between cauliflower and calabrese, it is one of the few ‘novelty’ vegetables that tastes better than its more common relatives.

Quick Overview

You can’t fail to be impressed by the bright lime green colour and mathematical perfection of romanesco. And its virtues extend beyond this marvellous appearance. With a crunchy texture and a flavour somewhere between cauliflower and calabrese, it is one of the few ‘novelty’ vegetables that tastes better than its more common relatives.

Cooking

It is crunchier than normal cauliflower but you can use it in the same way. To prepare it, remove the bottom and the outer leaves, break it into florets (or chop if you want) and blanche in water for around 3 minutes. It works well tossed with grilled leeks and beans.

Storage

Delivered from our farm, so wash before cooking. Romanesco keeps well, longer than calabrese (more like cauliflower) but it's best to keep it in the fridge.

Varieties/season

It is in season through the late summer, autumn and early winter but is easily damaged by hard frosts.

Country of origin

Grown in the United Kingdom