Romanesco & Parmesan Dip

a Romanesque snack

uno snack romanesco

Here’s a great recipe courtesy of Martha Stewart. She calls it a puree. I am calling it a dip. I followed her instructions, but I stopped blending when I’d obtained the chunkier consistency I was after, and I reduced the portions since I had one head of Romanesco on hand. Her version makes 8 servings, but since this is a dip the serving size is a bit subjective. If you are preparing this for a party, make the recipe following Stewart’s called-for amounts. If, on the other hand, you are making it for 2 to 3 people, you could follow my quantities here:


1 head of Romanesco broccoli, cut into florets
2 garlic cloves, peeled and thinly sliced
1/4 cup water
1/8 cup whole milk
1/8 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup freshly grated Parmigiano plus a few tablespoons for garnishing
3 tablespoons olive oil
salt & freshly ground black pepper

star of the show

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