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.
350,072 23.9/5 for 85 ratings
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Last modified on: January 17th 2013

For 1 romanesco, you will need:

Change those ingredients for: 1 romanesco 2 romanescos 3 romanescos

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Time required for this recipe:
PreparationRestingCookingStart to finish
15 min.10 min.3 min.28 min.
Keeping: A few days in the fridge in a sealed container or covered with plastic film.
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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
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
140 Kcal or 586 Kj21 gr14 gr0 gr
7 %8 %1 %0 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
20 Kcal or 84 Kj3 gr2 gr0 gr
1 %1 %<1 %0 %
Per romanesco
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
140 Kcal or 586 Kj21 gr14 gr0 gr
7 %8 %1 %0 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).

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Source

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