Try Japanese-style Tenderstem ® with Sweet Toasted Sesame Sauce for a quick and easy side dish. It’s a nutritious and delicious accompaniment to any Far East Asian meal, grilled fish or chicken. Or add in baked tofu pieces or cooked seafood for a simple supper.
This post is in collaboration with Tenderstem®.
NEED AN EASY, CHRISTMAS DAY LUNCH SIDE DISH?
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Many of you will already be familiar with leggy, deep green Tenderstem®. But did you know that this elegant vegetable is a Japanese reinvention of broccoli? Using classical plant breeding techniques traditional, large-head calabrese and Chinese kale were brought together to make a sweeter, more nutritious, “no-waste” plant.
For those of you who have never tried Tenderstem® it has a mild but distinctive taste, and a texture more like asparagus than broccoli. We love it!
Over the past few years, I have pretty much switched over from calabrese to Tenderstem® because of not only its taste but its ease of preparation. You literally rinse it and get on with the cooking. Or indeed, it is so sweet and tender I nibble it raw – lovely dipped in hummus or tapenade. No dividing up florets, chopping off or peeling the stem. Just steam, griddle, roast, stir-fry or boil: all in under a few minutes. Continue reading