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Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Quick Broccoli Rabe

For those "broccoli' haters out there (and I mean you Jess) I challenge you to try this recipe and not like it.  Although broccoli rabe may contain the name 'broccoli' I assure you it tastes nothing like the version you are thinking you hate right now - the kind that is steamed to a soft mush with little chewing required.  Broccoli rabe is also known as rapini and is much more bitter and peppery than traditional broccoli, think bok choy meets arugula, tipped with tiny broccoli heads.  Just another way to Eat Yer Greens!

2 tbsp olive oil
3 cloves garlic, sliced
1 bunch of broccoli rabe, trimmed and cut into 1 1/2" pieces
salt and pepper
pinch of chili flakes or 1 tsp chili garlic paste

In a large skillet over medium heat 2 tbsp olive oil, once oil is hot - add garlic and fry until golden brown, about 2 minutes.  Remove slices with a slotted spoon and set aside.  Add broccoli rabe, chilis, salt and pepper to skillet and cook over medium heat for 5-7 minutes, add splash of water and cook an additional 2 minutes.  Return sliced garlic to skillet and toss to incorporate.  Serve.


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