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How to prepare romanesco

How to prepare romanesco

Here is how to take a whole romanesco and end up with small pieces ready to use in a recipe.

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Last modified on: January 17th 2013

For 1 romanesco, you will need:

How long does it take?

PreparationRestingCookingStart to finish
15 min.10 min.3 min.28 min.
Preservation: A few days in the fridge in a sealed container or covered with plastic film
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Step by step recipe

Stage 1
10 min.
Begin by removing any leaves from the romanesco then separate the small florets, as shown in this video.
Stage 2
5 min.
How to prepare romanesco : Photo of step #2 Wash the florets by soaking them in a large quantity of cold water with 1 tablespoon white (spirit) vinegar.
Stage 3
3 min.
How to prepare romanesco : Photo of step #3 Bring a large pan of salted water to the boil, then plunge the romanesco florets into the pan and cook for just 2 or 3 minutes. They should still be slightly crunchy.
Stage 4
5 min.
How to prepare romanesco : Photo of step #4 Remove the florets from the pan with a spider and plunge them into very cold water to stop the cooking.
Stage 5
5 min.
How to prepare romanesco : Photo of step #5 Drain the florets then dry them more thoroughly in a salad spinner.
Stage 6
How to prepare romanesco : Photo of step #6 Your romanesco is now ready for use in a recipe.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
980147 gr98 gr0 gr
49 %57 %9 %0 %
Per 100 g
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
13721 gr14 gr0 gr
7 %8 %1 %0 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories by day for a woman (change to a man).

How much will it cost?

For 1 romanesco : 4.12 €

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This recipe use (among others)
White (spirit) vinegarWhite (spirit) vinegar: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: How to prepare corn salad, How to prepare sorrel, Puff or flaky pastry (pâte feuilletée), Pickled gherkins, Beurre blanc sauce, ... All
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