Lemon Garlic Rapini | Broccoli Rabe
- Serves: 4 to 6
- Active Time: 10 mins
- Total Time: 15 mins
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Step 1: Steaming the Rapini• 2 medium garlic cloves
• 1/4 cup water
• 1/2 tsp sea salt
• 1/8 tsp freshly ground black pepper
• 1/8 tsp sugar
• 1 tbsp butter* (or oil)
• 2 bunches rapini (broccoli rabe)
• 1 tsp fresh lemon juice
Wash the rapini. Peel the stems and discard any bad leaves.
Emince the garlic. Heat a large frying pan that has a lid over medium-high heat and add the water, salt, pepper, sugar, butter and garlic together.
*Note: For plant-based, use a non-dairy butter such as Earth Balance.
Once the water just begins to boil and the butter has melted, add rapini and cover. Let steam for about 2 minutes. Toss the rapini to fully coat it with the butter and garlic. Replace the lid and let steam for another 2 to 3 minutes.
Once the rapini has just cooked through, squeeze the lemon into the pan and toss one final time. Serve immediately.
- by Dawn Thomas
- January 22, 2007
Rapini adds beautiful color and texture to many dishes, whether you steam, braise or sauté it.