2000s Recipes + Menus

Sautéed Broccoli Rabe

  • Active time:20 min
  • Start to finish:20 min
November 2008
Fresh and a little spicy, these greens complement the more opulent dishes in this menu.
  • 2 bunches broccoli rabe (about 2 1/4 lb total), trimmed and cut into thirds
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot red-pepper flakes
  • Blanch broccoli rabe in 2 batches in a large pot of boiling salted water (2 tablespoons salt for 6 quarts water) until stems are crisp-tender, 2 to 3 minutes, then drain well and pat dry.
  • Heat oil with red-pepper flakes in a 12-inch heavy skillet over medium-high heat until it shimmers, then sauté broccoli rabe with 1/2 teaspoon salt until well coated, about 2 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature.
Cooks’ note: Broccoli rabe can be blanched 1 day ahead and chilled. Bring to room temperature before sautéing.
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