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Broccoli Rabe with Braised Onions


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Although easy to prepare this meal needs some basic preparation of blanching for reducing the sometimes strong bitterness of the Broccoli Rabe (also called Broccoli Raab or Rapini) greens.


Broccoli Rabe provides a wonderful soft green that has a mild taste and a refreshing natural bitterness. Combined with the caramelized sweet taste of the braise onion this dinner provides a great treat for hot summer days.

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Get in Advance:

1 bunch of Brocceli Rabe greens, with lower harder stems removed and cut to 1 inch stripes

1 medium yellow onion, sliced length-wise

2 large garlic cloves, minced

1/2 cup of low-salt low-fat vegetable broth

of teaspoon of red chili flakes


Have On Hand:

Crisp bread




(Adapted and expanded various web resources)


For 2 portions. Total prep-time 45 min.


Preparing the soft vegetables

Half the onion across and then slice the halves length-wise

Mince garlic


Prepare the Broccoli Rabe leaves

Wash the leaves thoroughly

Dispose of the lower harder stems

Cut green into 1 inch wide stripes



Have a bowl with ice water ready as well as a pot with boiling water.

Work in small batches boiling leaves for 1 min and then shock-cooling them and gathering them in a separate bowl.


Braising and cooking

In hot dry sauce pan stir onions and garlic until onions start to brown 5 min

Reduce heat add cup of vegetable broth and solubilize caramelized layer.

Add and stir in the chili pepper flakes.

Add blanched broccoli rabe leaves, fold under broth, bring to a short simmer for 1-2 min preventing that the green wilts.

Serve right away.


Serve with crisp bread and with a green salad



Getting ready for braising and blanching


Cutting the onion length-wise



Reading for braising


Cutting the green including thinner stems




Ready for blanching


Boild leaves for 1 min and shock in ice water




Braising the onions and garlic


Solubilized caramelized layer




Ready to be folded under the onions



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