aspiration; baby broccoli
The new thin-stemmed broccolini is a cross between conventional and Chinese broccoli with a flavor reminiscent of both. Broccolini is sometimes marketed as aspiration (or asparation), but it isn't related to asparagus. It has a slightly more peppery flavor than regular broccoli, but is not as strong as broccoli raab. It's especially good in stir-fries.
broccoli; Chinese broccoli
When buying, look for deep, bright-green color, crisp stems, and fresh leaves, with no sign of wilting or yellowing.
Trim the very bottoms of the stems, but do use the tender stems, peeling them lightly if they seem tough.
Store refrigerated in the crisper drawer for up to four days.