Broccolini® with Vanilla Butter

The flavorful and beautiful Broccolini® is a natural hybrid between broccoli and gai lan/Chinese Kale. The sweet, peppery taste and elegant brilliant, green appearance separates it from regular broccoli.


1 package of Broccolini®
2 oz. olive oil
3 shallots, julienned
¼ cup brown sugar
3 tbs. vanilla bean paste
1 qt. heavy cream
4 oz. butter
salt and pepper to taste


Blanch package of Broccolini®.

Heat saucepot on medium; add olive oil. Add shallots when hot; sauté until lightly caramelized. Add brown sugar and vanilla paste; mix well. Add heavy cream; turn heat to low. Reduce by one-third.

Remove from heat; add butter a little at a time. Season to taste. Drizzle over Broccolini®.

Other Info

Serves: 4

Nutrition Facts: a good source of vitamin A, folate, iron, potassium, and vitamin C.

Recipe developed by Michael McGeeney, Executive Chef, Omni Austin Hotel