I have never tried broccolini. I was going to try it once before and I bought it, brought it home, put it in the fridge…but then I chickened out! I didn’t do it. I am one of those people who is weird. I want to try the new things, but I don’t. Tonight I decided it’s happening. I did it. To me it tastes just like regular ol’ broccoli! It makes me feel encouraged to try other things. I recently learned that I really like broccolini and Brussel sprouts. I also learned I’m not an asparagus fan!! I really liked this recipe, but I’ll tell you the cheese sauce is EASY to mess up. I had to make it twice! It’s tricky!
2 lbs broccolini
1 cup water
salt and pepper
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons all purpose flour
3/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
1/2 cup shredded provolone cheese
Trim an inch off the broccolini. Bring a medium pot of water to poil. Add broccolini. Cover and cook until almost tender. Transfer to a paper towel. Save one cup of the water from the broccolini. In the same pot, melt the butter and add flour. Cook about a minute to get rid of the flour taste. Whisk the broccolini water. Simmer until thickened. Whisk in cheeses. Stir until smooth. Season with salt and pepper. Put the broccolini in a baking dish and drizzle the sauce on the stalks. Cook until tender and bubbly. Serve.