Long Stem Broccoli
This oven-roasted long stem broccoli recipe is another great side dish to serve if you have other food you are preparing in the oven.
The preparation time is minimal and the taste is excellent.
Long broccoli are full of vitamins and nutrients.
In these pictures, I have used long-stemmed broccoli. ‘What is long stem broccoli’ ? I hear you ask.
Well, long-stemmed or long stalk broccoli is a variety of broccoli that is otherwise known as Broccolini or Broccolette. It is a long stem vegetable, tenderer than normal broccoli.
It is also known as tenderstem broccoli and broccoletti. We think it just tastes better.
You can see that we eat the stems which can be quite juicy, certainly more so than the stem of normal broccoli. Broccolini is actually a cross between kale and broccoli.
How to cook long stemmed broccoli
It can be cooked in a variety of ways, like many vegetables. This recipe calls for a simple roasting or baking in the oven. But it can also be stir-fried, boiled, steamed or even eaten raw.
My kids used to call these ‘boompjes’ which means ‘little trees’ in Dutch.
It was one of the only green vegetables they would eat, funnily enough. I would sauté them in a bit of butter and salt which I suppose did the trick.
It is good for adding Vitamin A to your diet so a worthy and healthy addition.
You can use this delicious dish to accompany many types of foods. We often eat it as an accompaniment to a Sunday roast chicken dinner or even just a midweek supper.
It is so easy to cook and really healthy for you. Greens are always good for you, right?!
Both broccoli and broccolini are highly nutritious vegetables which you can read more about here.
If you cannot get hold of broccolini and just have normal broccoli then here are a few more tips on how to cook broccoli, 7 ways!.
How to cook long stem broccoli
And other possible accompaniments: