Broccoli Rabe is a healthy green veggie that has a nutty and bitter taste to it. A staple dish well liked in our entire family, and it's widely popular in Southern Italy. Broccoli rabe is known for great health benefits, providing a high source of Vitamins A and C, potassium, calcium and iron.
Steamed or sauteed to a crunchy texture with a slight bitter taste that is not very appealing to alot of people. Everyone makes it a little different, but we find that our brother Danny makes it healthy and most delicious! He lightly sautes the broccoli in garlic and olive oil, then steams it in some chicken broth, reducing and off setting the bitterness of the broccoli, not to mention making it very tasty! It's great to serve on a slice of toasted french bread or serve with meat and potatoes.
Just the other day, our brother Danny said to us " if we keep adding his recipes on our blog, then we should change our name to "2 sisters and 1 brother recipes" ! LOL...... He is a funny guy!
Broccoli Rabe Steamed and Sauteed
- 2 Bunches of Andy Boy Broccoli Rabe
- 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 4 garlic cloves, sliced in half
- 1/2 tsp. Red Pepper Flakes
- 1 Tbsp. of kosher salt
- 3/4 cup of low fat Chicken Stock
- Lemon wedges
Unwrap the broccoli rabe bunch and place onto a cutting board.
Cut off stems of Broccoli rabe, about 3 inches from the bottom..... and discard.
Take remaining broccoli and slice into three equal size parts beginning from the top to the bottom of the stems. Then place the chopped broccoli into a colander.
Wash the broccoli under cold water.........
In a large saute pan, saute garlic in oil until garlic is golden color.
Turn stove onto high setting .........
Add Broccoli, salt, and red pepper flakes. Cover with lid to steam for 3 to 5 minutes, and gently tossing broccoli occasionally.....
Add chicken stock. Cover once again for additional 2 minutes.....
Uncover and saute broccoli for 3 more minutes tossing occasionally......
Remove from pan and transfer onto a serving platter. Add lemon wedges and Serve!
Enjoy! Please leave us your comments, we would love to hear from you.