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A favorite fall vegetable
Found in the colder months, broccoli rabe is popular in Italy and cooked in many fashions. The slender...
 
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November 21, 2014
A favorite fall vegetable

Found in the colder months, broccoli rabe is popular in Italy and cooked in many fashions. The slender green florets are the best part; clip off about 1/3 of the lower part of the stem, remove the tough larger leaves (they usually have a pungent, bitter flavor), and if the remaining stem is tough, peel it with a standard potato peeler. Wash in plenty of cold water and drain. Broccoli rabe is especially good with sausage, garlic, and oil.