Eat your vegetables
Jan. 18, 2011 2:24 pm
Ever have rapini otherwise known as broccoli rabe? It is filling and delicious. Most rapini is available in the produce department of your grocery store in one pound bunches. I have a simple method of preparation.
1. After rinsing the rapini, I trim of 1/4 inch of the very ends of the stems.
2. I cut the rest of the stems into 1/2 inch slices and coarsely chop the leaf and blossom tops.
3. I heat 2 tablespoons olive in a large deep skillet over medium high eat. I saute one clover of sliced garlice in the oil for about 30 seconds. Then I saute the stem slices for about a minute. Then I add the tops and saute for an additional minute.
4. I sprinkle the top with 1/4 cup dry white wine, lemon juice or water, cover and steam three to 5 minutes until the stems are tender. I then season simply with a dash coarse salt and pinch of black pepper.
This makes 3 generous servings. It could easily serve 6.