This is the way broccoli rabe was meant to be cooked. This goes great with a nice steak or fish. Serve with crusty Italian bread and some good vino. The best part is dipping the crusty bread in those juices. Buon appetito!

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Cut thick, lower stems off broccoli rabe and peel. Reserve florets and leaves.

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  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 tablespoon olive oil, garlic, and red pepper flakes; saute until fragrant, about 45 seconds. Add stems; saute until coated with oil, about 45 seconds. Pour in water; continue cooking until stems are mostly tender, 3 to 4 minutes. Stir in florets, leaves, and salt. Cover skillet and cook until tender, about 5 minutes.

  • Transfer broccoli rabe and its juices to a serving bowl. Top with remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil.

Nutrition Facts

78.1 calories; 2.1 g protein; 3 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 137.3 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
03/23/2016
Delicious. Made as written and loved it. Thank you for the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/23/2016
Delicious. Made as written and loved it. Thank you for the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/23/2016
Delicious. Made as written and loved it. Thank you for the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/05/2016
This is how you make broccoli rabe- no blanching. The only changes I made was that I used a lot more minced garlic. 9 cloves. I also tossed pine nuts in. Delicious. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/07/2018
Too bitter. Flash boil brocolli rabe in 4 quarts of salted water for 5 minutes immediately submerge in iced water. Press and drain in colander and salute as suggested in your recipe. A teaspoon of anchovy paste sauteed with garlic really makes it Sicilian. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/15/2018
Really easy and tasty. I used a bit more water than called for in the recipe and lots more garlic. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/11/2020
I added more garlic, sun dried tomatoes and use vegetable or chicken broth instead of water. To make it a whole meal, a 15oz can of white beans and pasta. Serve with grated cheese Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/25/2020
Super easy!! It came out perfectly. Even my husband liked it and he usually doesn’t like broccoli rabe Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/07/2018
Easy and deliciouso!! I cut up a nice pork sausage and served over medium shells. Bread for dipping too Read More