Yield: 4 Servings
|\N \N||-JUDI M. PHELPS|
|1½ \N||To 2 lb. broccoli di rabe; remove 1 inch off bottom of stem; on top part, wash well, do not dry after washing|
|4 \N||Cloves garlic; whole|
|¼ cup||Olive oil|
|½ teaspoon||Ground black pepper|
|½ \N||Crushed hot pepper; optional|
|1 tablespoon||Lemon juice|
Place all ingredients into pot. Cook on medium heat, covered. When it boils, lower heat to low and cook until tender, approximately 15 to 20 minutes. Remove and serve. Makes 4-6 servings. Source: Cookbook USA Judi's Notes: This recipe was not tested by me, but I think to improve the flavor of the dish a little more (and you can experiment to see which way you prefer) I would heat the olive oil first and saute the garlic in it for a few seconds, then add the broccoli rabe and flavor it in the oil for a minute or two to coat. Add the seasonings and lemon juice. Then add about 1 cup of water and bring to boil. Lower heat and continue with the rest of the recipe. Just dumping all the ingredients in and boiling will cook the vegetable, however, I think sauteing it first will make it even more palatable.
It is my opinion that 1 cup of water will be enough, but you can add the full amount called for if you think it is needed.
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