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Slender Stem

Price:$66.00

SN:ECS000048

  • Weight:300 gram
  • Market price:
  • Sales time:2016-04-05

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Product Detail

$22 / 100g
300g / pack

It is a green vegetable similar to broccoli but with smaller florets and longer, thin stalks.

Characteristic
The floret and the whole of the stem can be eaten

Suggested ways to eat
Whether it''''s lightly steamed, boiled, stir-fried, eaten raw, , juicing, used in salads, soups, or as a side dish, it is all ideally suited.

Reward
Elected as one of the finalists in “2012 New Zealand Food Awards”

This is a natural cross between broccoli and Chinese broccoli (gaai lan). It has a long slender stem topped with small flowering buds that are a cross between broccoli florets and an asparagus tip.

Availability

All Year.

Store

Refrigerate in plastic bags. Use promptly.

How to prepare

Trim stalks and divide heads into even sized portions. The stalks can be left attached to the florets. Alternatively, stalks can be removed, sliced finely and used in stir fries and soups; or julienned and used in coleslaw. Broccoli is usually eaten cooked – however, cook only until tender and still slightly crisp. Cook using methods such as steaming, microwaving and stir frying. To blanch, simply place portions in boiling water for 1-2 minutes, drain and cool under cold running water. Blanching improves taste, colour and texture.

Ways to eat

Broccoli is one of the most versatile vegetables. It can be served raw or lightly blanched and used in salads, pasta dishes, omelettes, quiches, soups and as a side dish.

Cooking Methods

Boil, steam, microwave, roast, stir fry.