Trimmed up and ready for cooking – It’s purty inside:
I decided to microwave steam it, so I put it in water with salt and pepper and a bay leaf, covered with plastic wrap and microwaving for probably about 10-12 minutes total.
With dinner. I had a bit of butter, lemon juice and worchestershire sauce in a dish for dipping, although I mostly just ate it plain:
Down to the choke:
Scraped out the thistle:
This was the best part as it had a meatiness to it that the leaves lacked. You can just bite into the choke. The taste was milder than a cabbage or asparagus with some type of flavor that I can’t quite put my finger on. Sour maybe? But not in a bad way, just different. I could really taste the bay leaf, too. This was fun, and certainly slowed dinner down, but I still like my broccoli better!