Great Greens: Tatsoi
Gourmet’s Kemp Minifie on this intriguing green.
What you’re looking at is a head of tatsoi (taht-SOY), an Asian green in the large brassica family, which means it’s related to broccoli and mustard. Even if it’s not familiar to you, chances are you’ve likely eaten the smaller spoon-shaped leaves in Asian salad mixes. Sometimes you’ll see the leaves sold loose in upscale markets with large produce sections. In order to see a whole head of tatsoi, though, you’ve got to go to a farmers market. I was blown away the first time I saw a tatsoi plant in its entirety.