Rating: 4.73 stars
11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

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!

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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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 calories; protein 2.1g; carbohydrates 3g; fat 6.8g; sodium 137.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (7)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/23/2016
Delicious. Made as written and loved it. Thank you for the recipe. Read More
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11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
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: 5 stars
03/23/2016
Delicious. Made as written and loved it. Thank you for the recipe. Read More
(3)
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
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
Rating: 5 stars
02/04/2021
I made this recipe exactly as written. It was just like the rabe my Sicilian friends make. I sliced open a small baguette and had a delicious sandwich. Rizzi 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
01/15/2021
Love it! Broccoli Rabe may be an acquired taste for some due to it's strong flavor but it's one of my favorite vegetables. I've been making this recipe for decades having learned it from my Dad who was born in the northern Alps region of Italy. It's also great made with Italian sausage and/or cannellini beans. YUM! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/03/2021
Good way to go,I put a squeeze of lemon on it,and add a few drips of Nuoc Mam[fish sauce] puts the Umami in it... Read More