Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Simply Sauteed Broccoli Rabe or Broccoli "I was Rabed"

Trish and I were talking about broccoli rabe and how we love it sauteed with a little garlic and olive oil. I suggested that maybe we could add something to it to counter its slightly bitter taste. I thought maybe nutmeg, she thought maybe cinnamon. So we added both! It turned out to be a really nice flavor combination! It literally took less than 10 minutes to cook and it became the perfect little side dish!

1 bunch broccoli rabe
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
a few glugs of olive oil
sprinkle of nutmeg
sprinkle of cinnamon
1/2 tsp sugar

Cut broccoli rabe into small pieces, about an inch long. In a large skillet, add olive oil ang garlic. When it starts to sizzle add broccoli rabe. Cover. Saute until it's tender, stirring often. Sprinkle with spices and sugar. Give it another good stir. Remove from pan and serve immediately.

You can easily substitute spinach leaves or your favorite other leafy green for the broccoli rabe.

1 comment:

Nancy Cecilio said...

Hi Joey!
I wanted to add that Eric blanches it first in boiling water... just for a minute or so! I find it bitter too, and this helps. I'm going to try your nutmeg/cinnamon trick next time!
Lovin' your site! :-)
Love, nancy