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Sauteed Rabe Broccolli with Garlic

I remember when I was young I hate vegetable.I would pick every one strand of the green on my plate and refused to drink any soup with scallion or parsley.But now it's has changed.I think when our body get older, our taste bud changed too.Maybe when I get older I understand how vegetable bring good to our healthy body than just feel good.I bought a bundle of Rabe Broccoli in local market at sale.Rabe Broccoli also know as Rapini.The flavor of rapini has been described as nutty, bitter, pungent, and "an acquired taste". The Italian cultivar is similar to, but much more bitter than, the Chinese. However the Chinese cultivar is of a lighter green colour, not at all bitter or pungent, and more tender.I usually order this dish when I visit Italian restaurant.As you know mostly American like their vegetable well done or overcooked.


Ingredients:


I bunch Rabe Broccoli(wash and clean)


2 red pepper/chili(cut)


4-5 cloves garlic(cut coarsely or smashed)


2 tbsp olive oil


1 tsp salt






Method:


1:Heat skillet with olive oil ,add in garlic,saute until fragrant.Then add rabe broccoli and red pepper,stir fry for another 3-5 minutes.Add in salt.Ready to serve warm.




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7 comments:

Dhanggit said...
June 20, 2008 at 3:25 AM

oh love the way this broccoli is so green and shiny..i could feel the taste from here :-) my problem is my hubby he hates anything green :-) it's always a challenge for me to make him eat vegetable you see he is a certified carnivore :-)

Retno Prihadana said...
June 20, 2008 at 9:18 AM

Looks green and healthy. Is it bitter?.

Little Corner of Mine said...
June 20, 2008 at 2:16 PM

Hmmm...don't think I have seen this rabe broccoli before.

tigerfish said...
June 20, 2008 at 8:02 PM

I don't think I've tried that before too. Which Chinese veg is this similar to ?

ICook4Fun said...
June 20, 2008 at 8:51 PM

I find broccoli rabe taste very much like our 'Kailan' but I still prefer Kailan.

Beachlover said...
June 20, 2008 at 9:08 PM

dhanggit:
my hubby only eat certain vege..actually I cook this for him but end up I eat myself!!

Retno Prihadana:
yes,it's a bit bitter at the end.

LCOM:
You can get it in regular supermarket ,asian market don't sell it.

tigerfish:
it's similiar wt chinese 'kailan'

icook4fun:
Welcome back!!.yes,rabe brocolli taste like kailan especially when it's the chewy part(old)!!hahah!!

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