Broccoli Rabe Steamed and Sauteed
Recipe type: Side Dish
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Serves: 6 to 8
Broccoli Rabe Steamed and Sauteed is a healthy green vegetable that has a nutty and bitter taste to it, but when you saute broccoli rabe in olive oil, garlic and red pepper flakes, it becomes delicious! An easy side dish you will enjoy making all year long!
  • 2 bunches (Andy Boy) Broccoli Rabe
  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 7 garlic cloves, sliced in half
  • ½ tsp. red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • ¾ cup of low-sodium Chicken Stock
  • Optional: 1 lemon-cut into quarters, as garnish
  1. Unwrap the broccoli rabe bunch and place onto a cutting board.
  2. Cut off stems of Broccoli rabe, about 2 or 3 inches from the bottom and discard.
  3. Take the remaining broccoli and slice across into three equal parts beginning from the top to the bottom of the stems. Then place the chopped broccoli into a colander.
  4. Repeat the same with the second bunch of broccoli rabe. Then wash and rinse the broccoli under cold water. Allow to drain.
  5. Meantime, in a large sauté pan, sauté garlic in oil until garlic is golden color.
  6. Turn stove onto high setting, for high heat.
  7. Add broccoli, salt, and red pepper flakes. Cover with lid to steam for 3 to 5 minutes, and gently tossing broccoli occasionally.
  8. Add chicken stock. Cover once again for additional 2 minutes.
  9. Uncover and saute broccoli for 3 more minutes, tossing occasionally. Taste the broccoli. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Broccoli should be done when it's tender to the bite.
  10. Remove from pan and transfer onto a serving platter. Garnish with lemon wedges and serve!
  11. Serves 6 to 8
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