Roselle may be used raw, dried or juiced. The fruit's tart flavor requires a sweetener of some kind, and it is successfully used like a cranberry in recipes for jam, jelly, chutney and even wine.
Barrel Cactus Fruit
The fruit of the Barrel cactus is best prepared in sweet applications, since its natural tartness lends itself well to a hint of sugar. Cook the fruit down with agave syrup to make a jam, jelly or a sweet and sour chutney.
Inventory, 30 lbs : 1.88
This item was last sold on : 09/21/17
Although Gai Lan varies slightly from one variety to the other, each plant produce thick green stems and branches with glossy variegated blue green to deep green leaves. When the plant matures they produce underdeveloped flower buds. The younger plants have crisper tender stalks and leaves. Gai Lan has a flavor similar to broccoli, both bitter and sweet. Its flavor mellows with cooking.
Gai Lan is available year-round.
Gai Lan, AKA kai lan, is a member of Brassica oleracea, the same family as kale, collard greens and cruciferous vegtables including broccoli and cauliflower. There are dozens of varieties of Gai Lan which may be found at markets and in seed catalogs under the name Chinese Kale. Gai Lan is harvested for its young stalks and white flower buds using the cut and come again method.
As Gai Lan is associated primarily with Chinese cuisine, it is often referred to being used as a stir-fry vegetable. It can be featured within a multitude of cuisines however, substituting for kale, broccoli and collard greens alike. Gai Lan pairs well with rich fatty meats such as pork and works well in cooked cheese dishes in addition to the traditional spicy dishes it is featured in within Chinese cuisine.
With origins traced to Southern Europe, Gai Lan was introduced to China centuries ago via the Portuguese. It is a hardy and vigorous cool season crop but can adapt to many climates, which make it suitable for year-round growing.
Restaurants currently purchasing this product as an ingredient for their menu.
|Wine Vault & Bistro||San Diego CA||619-295-3939|
|Trade Winds Tavern||San Diego CA||619-495-1120|
|The Shores||La Jolla CA||858-459-8271|
|Bali Hai Restaurant||San Diego CA||619-222-1181|
|Stone Brewing-Liberty Station||San Diego CA||619-269-2100|
|Lauberge Del Mar||Del Mar CA||858-259-1515|
|Paradise Point Resort Tidal||San Diego CA||858-490-6363|
|Stone Brewing-Liberty Station Banquets||San Diego CA||619-269-2100|
|SOHO Gastropub||San Diego CA||858-499-8999|
|Union Kitchen & Tap (Encinitas)||Encinitas CA||760-230-2337|
|Flying Pig Pub & Kitchen 2||Vista CA||760-630-4311|
|Gaslamp Union Kitchen & Tap||San Diego CA||619-795-9463|
|Jake's Del Mar||Del Mar CA||858-755-2002|
Recipes that include Gai Lan. One is easiest, three is harder.