Classic Italian Rapini (Broccoli Rabe) Recipe
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The perfect Keto Side-Dish that is full of nutrition and easy to make. You can buy rapini also known as Broccoli Rabe in bulk bunches when it is on sale and freeze it up to 3 months after blanching it. Simple and delicious.
Recipe type: Side-Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Serves: 6
  • 3 bunches or 1lb of raw rapini
  • 1 teaspoon salt for pot of water
  • 6 cloves of organic garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoons of salt
  • 4 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ cup minced onions
  • 2 teaspoons red pepper flakes
  1. In a large pot fill with ½ way with cold water and 1 teaspoon of salt
  2. Bring to a rolling boil and add your raw, cleaned and washed rapini. (see post above for cleaning instructions)
  3. After 10 minutes if the stalks are tender you can remove the rapini and drain in a strainer
  4. Cover with cold running water to cool down and retain the green colour or set the bowl into an ice-bath.
  5. Once cooled form a ball with the cooked rapini and squeeze all of the water out. Do this until you no longer and squeeze any water from it or very little is left.
  6. In a large frying pan on medium to high heat at your extra virgin olive oil, minced garlic and white onions. Once they start to colour add your rapini which you will have to break apart with a wooden spoon in the frying pan.
  7. Saute the rapini until it is warmed through and then add red pepper flakes near the end.
  8. Add salt and pepper to your preference.
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