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July 5, 2021

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WHAT IS BROCCOLINI®

Perfection Fresh has been growing Broccolin in Australia since 1999. It is a mix between broccoli and Chinese kale. It's mild, peppery, sweet and tender. And not only is it completely delicious, its also entirely edible - nothing to cut, nothing to waste.

Broccolini® works well with almost any cuisine and cooking method. It can be stir-fried, barbequed, sautéed, boiled, microwaved and steamed. 

Find out 6 must know facts about Broccolini® here.

Broccolini® is NOT baby broccoli. Learn how to spot real Broccolini® from baby broccoli disguised here.

 

 

HOW TO STORE BROCCOLINI®

 

Broccolini® is the perfect vegetable to keep on stand by in the fridge to whip up a quick dinner. Learn how to store your Broccolini® to ensure it remains fresh.

 Broccolini® is chilled from the farm until it reaches the store.

Broccolini® will keep for around 7 days. 

 

Follow the below tips: 

 Keep it cool - Get Broccolini® into the fridge after purchase.
 Remove the biodegradable bands and tag. Store loosely in a reusable plastic bag. Don't seal completely- Broccolini® needs to breathe.
 Don't rinse until just before using.

HOW TO FREEZE BROCCOLINI®

Take advantage of Broccolini® peak seasons and promotions. Learn the quick and easy steps to freeze your Broccolini®:

1. Drop Broccolini into a pan of salted boiling water.

2. Refresh in a bowl of iced water until cold.

3. Drain and pat dry with a paper towel. 

4. Seal in a reusable zip lock bag and freeze.

 

HOW TO COOK BROCCOLINI®

Broccolini® is your favourite versatile vegetable that can be stir-fried, steamed, boiled, sautéed, microwaved, barbequed and baked.

 

Steps to stir-fry Broccolini®:

1. Heat oil in a wok.  Add Broccolini® and toss.

2. Add honey, soy, sesame oil and sesame seeds. 

3. Plate and serve.


Steps to steam Broccolini®:

1. Add Broccolini® to a bamboo steamer.

2. Boil water in a wok and place bamboo steamer over wok.

3. Cook unitl bright green and tender and serve.


Steps to boil Broccolini®:

1. Boil salted water in a pot over the stove.

2. Add Broccolini® for a couple of minutes, remove and place into a bowl of ice water. 


Steps to microwave Broccolini®:

1. Place Broccolini® onto a plate and cover with damp paper towel.

2. Microwave for a couple of minutes and serve.


Steps to sauté Broccolini®:

1. Add Broccolini® to a wok with garlic, spices, oil.

2. Sauté for a few minutes until cooked and serve. 


Steps to bake Broccolini®:

1. Place Broccolini® into an over proof pan.

2. Add oil and preferred spices.

3. Bake until golden & tender and serve.


Steps to barbeque Broccolini®:

1. Add oil and preferred seasoning to Broccolini®.
2. Add to grill and rotate after a couple minutes on each side. 
3. Serve. 

WHAT FLAVOURS TO PAIR WITH BROCCOLINI® 

From a range of proteins to spices and other vegetables, Broccolini® is the perfect versatile veg with a flavour profile that is perfect with almost anything!

Broccolini® is great with:

• Qukes® baby cucumbers, Mix-a-mato® tomatoes and Minicaps®
• Cheese
• Chili, garlic, ginger
• Various spices
• Curries 
• Nuts
• Olives
• Egg
• Rice and Pasta
• Olive oil
• Asian Sauces

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