Romanesco and Romona

Romanesco, the freak vegetable.

Add a spoonful of plain flour to
a spoonful of butter.
Heat and stir until you get a paste.
Remove from the heat and add about a pint of milk
Whisk until you get a glossy sauce.
Add a big teaspoon of English Mustard and season.
Remove from the heat and throw in 2 handfuls of strong cheese.

Floret the Romanesco and steam or boil until al dente - i used 2 heads.
Arrange in a suitably precious oven dish.
Pour over the sauce.
Sprinkle with brown breadcrumbs, and more cheese of you are not on a diet.
Bake in a hot oven for 20 minutes.
Remove from the oven and drizzle with truffle oil.
Serve with crusty bread, roast chicken or other such delights.

Leftovers make a perfect pasta sauce, chop the florets into smaller pieces, and stir into a pan of penne with butter and nutmeg.

Re:Romona - The Hound isn't sure there is room on the sofa. We are in "consultation"


Becca said...

Buy a new sofa?

My breakfast Shreddies should keep hunger locked up until lunch but this just tipped my hunger pangs over the edge and I am about to start eating my own arm.

2 hours and 59 minutes until lunch.

Modern Country Lady said...

Romanesco: So pretty, could use it in a flower arrangement!!
Romona: my heart would say yes- I am sure the hound would think yes in a few weeks time when R. has arrived !!

Flowerscentsbyamanda said...

I had the same dilemma with Watson, I was offered his sister Poppy as the person who was having her decided not too. Trouble is my boy is too spoilt and i don't think he would share his window seat with anyone. Hard decision.

flwrjane said...

The lab is not a good sharer, she practically shoves me out of the truck trying to get closer to the window. Share a couch??? But perhaps the Hound is more selfless (followed by gales of laughter)