Monday, March 4, 2013

Reen's Rabe and Roasted Red

Here's another amazing dish from my sister, Reen. She loves throwing together all kinds of delicious appetizers by using fresh ingredients and they're ALWAYS incredible and ALWAYS easy to make! That's exactly how I would describe this one. It's SO delicious! Your family and friends will RAVE about it. They'll think you went to a lot of trouble making it, but they don't have to know how crazy simple it is to make. Don't worry. Your secret is safe with me! You should try it!
Thanx Been!

Broccoli Rabe
lots of fresh garlic
olive oil
roasted peppers
shaved Parmesan cheese
sliced hearty crusty bread

Rinse and chop the broccoli rabe, removing any
woody ends. Blanch it in boiling water for a few minutes. Drain.
Then saute in a frying pan with garlic and olive oil until tender. I serve it
with roasted peppers, sharp cheese and crostini as an appetizer, or I
mix it with sausage, short pasta and Parmesan cheese as a meal.

The ingredient amounts are to your own taste. Do you like a lot?Add a lot!
You can buy roasted peppers in a jar, or you can roast them yourself. If you're not sure how to roast them, have a quick look at my video How to Roast Peppers.
If you're serving it with sausage and pasta, you can slice links of Italian sausage into little wheels and then saute it, or remove the casing completely and then fry it up in the pan before tossing it with any kind of cooked short pasta.
To make crostini, simply arrange the slices of crusty bread in one layer on a baking sheet, drizzle with olive oil, and then bake at 350F until lightly crispy. Be careful not to burn them!
Btw, if you leave out the bread and pasta, this is a great dish if you're low carbing. And even if you're not!

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