We're an [extra]ordinary group of cookers and bakers with a love of all things Ina. We'll be blogging through the recipes in How Easy Is That? as a group posting about them on each Thursday of every month.
If you are a current BB member and would like to join the BB Facebook group, you must send an email including your full name and blog address to firstname.lastname@example.org after you make your request to join on Facebook. No one will be added without an email request.
i actually found the broccolini – it was near the fennel, herbs, sprouts, and leafy lettuce varieties in my grocery store rather than near the broccoli. and i did serve it with the chicken piccata. it was a great combo!!
I have it, got it out to serve with the Chicken Piccata, and then when I cleaned up from dinner, there it was, still sitting on the counter. Completely forgot about it. So I’ll make this weekend. I love it and eat it all the time. I’m not sure why IG takes the extra step of blanching it first — I’ve never found it needed it because it’s so much thinner and more delicate than regular broccoli. I typically just toss with OO and roast, but I’ll try her way, this time and see if I’m converted to blanching.
Broccolini is not the same thing as baby broccoli – see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Broccolini . I do think stores may label it wrong though. I bought it and it was labeled broccolini, however, it rung up on the register as baby broccoli. I did serve mine with the chicken and it was a little bit of a lemon overload having both together. It wasn’t a hit with my wife – she wouldn’t eat the stems. My 19 month old loved it though and somehow managed to eat it with only his front teeth.
I feel really lame because I chose this recipe and I cannot find broccolini anywhere! I have scaled every grocery store in my small town (1 store carried it about a year ago) and have also gone to a larger city and checked multiple stores. This is really annoying. I am doubting that I am going to be able to locate any before Thursday. Ahh!!!
I found my broccolini at Whole Foods as none of the grocery stores nearby carried it. I really liked this. It was very easy to prepare. I thought the flavor was great – lemony, but not too much. It was a nice change from broccoli & cheese, or just plain broccoli.