Recently I’ve become rather bored with the vegetables in the grocery store. (Hence my reasons for stalking the curb market & planting my own veggie garden .) But since neither of those options are currently producting anything edible, I had to search a little harder in the grocery store.
I decided to try some broccoli rabe (aka rapini.)
Broccoli rabe actually has nothing to do with broccoli- it’s actually more closely related to a turnip. It’s much more bitter & pungent than regular broccoli, but full of vitamins A, C, & K, as well as calcium, iron, and potassium.
After cleaning it, I steamed it for a few minutes to help cut through the bitterness. Then I sauteed it in a pan with chopped onions & garlic.
I was planning to serve it as a side dish, but at the last minute decided to make pasta instead.
A little bit of tomato sauce & sundried tomato, and I had a huge dish of pasta ready.
Apparently I’m not a fan of broccoli rabe.
Slightly bitter & pungent really means BITTER & PUNGENT!!
I tried to eat most of it anyways, but I did end up abandoning a few pieces on the plate. The hubby abandoned every last floret, stem, and leaf.
I think perhaps I was thinking it was broccolini, which I do in fact love. Broccolini is a hybrid of broccoli & Chinese kale. (So of course it’s good! )
To make up for the less than stellar dinner, I whipped up a fresh batch of berry cobbler . This time I added some vanilla & coconut to the granola mixture.