Romanesco broccoli is a unique vegitable with a great texture, taste, and presentation. You’ll enjoy this simplicity of this preparation for a great side dish. If you’re not familiar with romanesco, its unique shape has spiral cones on top of spiral cones and happens to be a good example of fractal geometry. It’s taste is lighter and sweeter than basic broccoli. This recipe was inspired by a discussion on Chow, and its simple enough that you can try your own variations.
This recipe was originally inspired by Deborah Madison’s Farmer’s Market book, with contributions from Chow users Aaron and MariaJ. Here’s the original discussion: