It’s spring time and that means ramps are in season. For those of you who don’t know what they are – these are ramps:
They look like scallions (green onions) but have a larger white bulb and leafier green leaves. The taste is very different than scallions as the greens taste a bit more like spinach and the bulbs have a wonderful garlic flavor to them (which I love since I am a huge garlic fan). You can put them in your omelettes, your salads or mix them with your favorite veggies. Here’s an easy and delicious side dish to accompany any spring time meal.
Ramps and Broccolini
1 bunch ramps
1 bunch broccolini
Clean your ramps by rinsing them quickly with water (the bulbs and leaves always seem to have a dirt film on them) and do the same for the broccolini. Once clean, cut them into about 3 inch pieces.
In a saute pan, heat on medium/high heat with some extra virgin olive oil. Once the pan is hot enough, add the ramps and broccolini and salt and pepper. Saute for 5 minutes, or until the ramp leaves have cooked down and the broccolini is tender. Remove from heat and serve.
Easy breezy. Enjoy!