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This is an example of a short braise, where the cooking liquid is not reduced to make a sauce. Many recipes call for broccoli rabe to be blanched and then sauteed to remove some of its bitterness, but if you prefer its natural taste, braising is a better option.



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Instructions Checklist
  • Saute Garlic: Heat oil and garlic in a large straight-sided skillet over medium heat, stirring frequently, until garlic is sizzling and aromatic, but not browned, about 2 minutes.

  • Braise Broccoli Rabe: Add broccoli rabe, zest, and 3/4 teaspoon salt, then use tongs to toss and coat in oil. Add stock and bring to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer. Cover and cook until broccoli rabe is tender, 7 to 10 minutes.

  • Serve: Transfer contents of pan (including liquid) to a serving bowl. Grind pepper over top and drizzle with olive oil and lemon juice. Serve immediately.

Cook's Notes

Look for broccoli rabe with vibrant green leaves and plump stems. Small-leaved plants are young and therefore mild-tasting.


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