My ancestry is half Italian so anything with the word “Roman” in it automatically gets my attention.
The jury is still out on whether or not to call this funky looking veggie broccoli or cauliflower. I think it tends to be more like cauliflower but is a little more tender and sweeter.
Whatever you choose to call it, romanesco is a wonderful vegetable with a lot to offer. If you happen to find some at your local farmers market or grocery, romanesco is an excellent addition to vegan recipes for pastas, salads, and adding a dimension to just about any dish.
Nutritionally speaking, this veggie contains high levels of carotenoids, iron, Vitamin C and folates.
I love broccoli and this crispy variety is so satisfying! It is great paired with the sauce and Israeli Couscous and is also perfect as an entire meal when you add simple sliced tomatoes or a side salad.
Because of the frying, this dish is more satisfying. A note, make sure your oil is hot before adding the broccoli so it doesn’t absorb too much grease and also completely dry so the grease does not splash.
We lived in Tokyo for 3 years and that is where we fell in love with soba noodles. The great thing about them is they are gluten free which means they will not leave you feeling over-stuffed.
This recipe can be also used by substituting rice for the soba noodles but I would recommend sticking with the noodles because they complement rather than overpower the veggies.