This saute is delicious as a side dish or tossed with pasta as a main.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat; add garlic, anchovy fillets (if using), and crushed red pepper. Cook, stirring, until anchovy breaks down and garlic is just golden, 30 to 60 seconds.

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  • Add chicken sausage; increase heat to medium-high. Cook, stirring occasionally, until opaque, 3 to 5 minutes.

  • Add raisins and as much broccoli rabe to skillet as will fit; season with salt and pepper. Cook, tossing and adding remaining broccoli rabe as there is room; cook until broccoli rabe is tender, 6 to 10 minutes (less if it has been blanched).

  • Season with salt, pepper, and lemon juice to taste. Serve.

Cook's Notes

You can reduce the broccoli rabe bite by blanching and shocking it (giving it a brief dunk in salted boiling water followed by a dip in ice water).

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