Chef Matty's Mind

On the Menu: Charred Broccolini

Broccolini is a Japanese vegetable with smaller florets and long, thin stalks.  It’s a similar to broccoli and is a natural hybrid of broccoli and kai lan.  It’s kind of like Chinese Yau Choy but with thinner stalks.  Thin stalks are what I was after.  The broccolini is first blanched, then marinated with with soy and then finished on the grill to add the char.  Finally, it’s topped with pumpkin seeds.  I love the flavor of smoky charred vegetables and it’s not something that’s readily available.  It’s a natural side dish for our house meats.

edOn the Menu: Charred Broccolini