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Sauteed Broccoli Rabe


  • 4 bunches (12 to 16 ounces each) Broccoli rabe (rapini), stems trimmed

  • 0.25 cup Olive Oil

  • 3 Cloves Garlic chopped

  • 0.5 teaspoon dried crushed Red Pepper Flake

  • 0.3 cup Raisin

  • Salt

  • 2 tablespoons Pine Nuts toasted


  • 1.

    Working in batches, cook the broccoli rabe in a large pot of boiling salted water until crisp tender, about 1 minute per bunch. Transfer the broccoli rabe to a large bowl of ice water to cool. Reserve about 1/4 cup of the cooking liquid. Strain the cooled broccoli rabe and set aside.

  • 2.

    Heat the oil in a heavy large skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic and red pepper flakes, and saute until the garlic is golden, about 1 minute. Reduce heat to medium-low. Add the broccoli rabe and toss to coat. Add the reserved cooking water, the raisins, and cook until the broccoli rabe is heated through and the stems are tender, about 4 minutes. Season with salt, to taste. Just before serving, toss the mixture with the pine nuts.

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Thanks, Im going to try cooking this for lunch and company you made a new fan. ; )