Broccolini is a favorite, but then again, there are not many vegetables I don’t love. This recipe for broccolini with candied pecans was a no-brainer for me, the perfect blending of a few simple things I’m fond of. But broccolini is a confusing vegetable for some. To start, it isn’t baby broccoli. So, what is broccolini, anyway?
To clarify, broccolini is not broccoli rabe either, but it sure looks like it could be. Surprisingly, broccolini is more closely related to broccoli as it is more mild. Broccolini, like broccoli, belongs is in the brassica family, along with another favorite of mine, Brussels sprouts.