Monday, July 6, 2009

Broccoli Rabe

No picture on this one, I forgot while it was still in the pan. I made some broccoli rabe about a week ago and it was quite bitter. I like bitter greens but these were almost inedible. Tonight's were soooooooo much better!

Thanks to The Joy of Cooking tonight's vegetable side (with leftover Beans and Rice) was much better.

Get a large pot of salted water boiling. While that is happening cut the ends from the Rabe and then cut into roughly 1 inch long sections. Then dice 4 large cloves of garlic and start to sautee them in a little olive oil.

Throw the Rabe into the boiling water and then add some crushed red pepper flakes to the garlic and oil. 3 minutes later take the Rabe out of the water, draining as much water as possible and then throw it into the garlic/pepper/oil (beware of splatter from the water and oil). Toss for a minute or so and then plate.

You get a nice flavor from the greens along with the toasted garlic and a bit of zip from the red pepper flakes.

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