Broccoli Rabe (Rapini) with Garlic Parmesan and Lemon
Following this method and pairing the broccoli rabe with these ingredients, yields a less bitter and really delicious side-dish.
Servings 4to 6
1bunch broccoli raberapini
2teaspoonsfine kosher salt
additional salt and pepperto taste
3 to 4ouncesfreshly shaved Parmesanomit to keep this vegan or sub with vegan cheese
zest of one lemon
Rinse the broccoli rabe and trim any tough stems.
Bring a large pot of water to a boil over high heat. Add the salt and the trimmed broccoli rabe. Return to a boil and simmer for 3 to 5 minutes, or up to 6 or 7 minutes if your broccoli rabe is mature.
Using tongs, remove the broccoli rabe and set on a baking sheet lined with a clean dish towel.
Over medium-high heat add the olive oil to a sauté pan with the smashed garlic cloves. Cook the garlic for about 2 minutes, then remove them. Add the broccoli rabe and sauté for just a minute or two. Season with a bit more salt and some pepper.
Move the broccoli rabe to a serving platter. Top with some shaved Parmesan, lemon zest and golden raisins. Serve warm.
Recipe by, Caroline Hurley, Taste Love and Nourish, www.tasteloveandnourish.com