Broccoli rabe crostini with crotonese & bla

Yield: 4 Servings

Measure Ingredient
4 cloves garlic, -- sliced

½ lb broccoli rabe, -- rinsed and : dried

: paper thin

4 TB extra virgin olive oil --

: plus ½ cup

4 TB red wine vinegar

½ ts dried oregano

: Salt and pepper to taste 2 TB freshly ground black pepper ¼ c fresh oregano leaves

12 sl Italian country-style bread ½ lb crotonese cheese or other : semi-soft sheeps milk= : cheese

Bring 6 quarts water to boil. Set up an ice bath with 4 cups water and 4 cups ice in a large mixing bowl.

Submerge broccoli rabe in boiling water and cook 3 minutes until bright green and fork tender. Remove from boiling water and plunge into ice bath=7F and allow to cool (about 5 minutes). Remove rabe from ice bath and drain well. Remove florets and cut remaining stalks into ½-inch pieces. Place in mixing bowl and add garlic, 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, red wine vinegar and crumbled dried oregano. Season with salt and pepper and set aside. In a blender, mix 2 tablespoons black pepper, fresh oregano and a half cup extra virgin olive oil until smooth and dark green. When ready to serve guests, toast bread on both sides over the grill. Spoon 2 tablespoons broccoli rabe over each piece of bread and drizzle with ½ teaspoon black pepper-oregano oil. Shave a piece of crotonese over with a peeler and serve still warm.

Yield: 4 serving

Recipe By :MOLTO MARIO SHOW #MB5669 From: Meg Antczak <meginny@...

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