My first taste of broccoli rabe was in an excellent Italian restaurant – and I hated it. So bitter and fibrous! Thinking it was a fluke, I tried it again, preparing it myself - and still hated it. So I knew I wouldn’t like the broccoli rabe in this recipe, but I also knew I’d love the recipe itself prepared with broccolini as an alternative. It was wonderful. Hubs and I both enjoyed it. Festive with its bright green and red colors, it was perfect for a Christmas season meal. I served it with a beautiful prime rib roast that Hubs prepared along with “Shiitake Scallopine,” recipe also from this site.
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My first taste of broccoli rabe was in an excellent Italian restaurant – and I hated it. So...