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New superfood: Broccoli Rabe

Every week I'm making an attempt to try a new superfood..and the latest one is broccoli rabe, also known as rapini. It's a leafy green vegetable that's packed with potassium, iron and calcium, dietary fiber and as well as Vitamins A, C and K.  Broccoli rabe also contains lutein, which is an antioxidant that protects the retinas of your eyes from damage caused by free radicals.

It came in a fairly big bunch, and cost a little over 3 bucks..so not too expensive at all.

I read a bunch of recipes online and of course followed none of them, preferring to make up my own as I went along.

One thing I did follow from most of my online resources--I blanched the broccoli rabe by immersing it in boiling water, but only for a few seconds.   Then I rinsed it in cold water.

I cut off the big hollow stems, and then chopped up the rest of it in bite size pieces (maybe an inch or two square), and then sauteed them with olive oil and fresh garlic until they got wilty. Then I put in some pepper and red wine vinegar.

Meanwhile, I was boiling some whole wheat elbow macaroni in another pan. Before I drained the pasta, I put a few tablespoons of the starchy cooking water in with the broccoli rabe, then when the pasta was done, drained it, and threw it in with the broccoli rabe, mixed in a few tablespoons of shredded parmesan, a little more olive oil, and wa-la!  It was done, and DELICIOUS.

It was funny, because my boyfriend Mike kept asking, "what is this?" and when I said "broccoli rabe" he kept asking why I was calling him Rob. Adorable, huh?

I'm not sure what my next superfood will be...any suggestions?


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