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Rapini – Blanched

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Rapini – Blanched
Sbollentati Rapini
by James Belardo

Italians love combining tart and bitter rapini with sweet and savory flavors. Here’s a quick method to prep your rapini.

Ingredients
1 bunch rapini – chopped (bottom stems removed)

2-3 tbsp cup Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
freshly squeezed lemon juice (1/2 lemon)
1/2 cup Chicken stock (try our homemade version)
Peperoncino Fiocchi (hot pepper flakes) – optional
Salt and pepper to taste

*(or 2-3 Cloves of garlic, crushed and minced and 1/2 red onion sliced in slivers about 1.5 inches)

Directions

1. Boil salted water and immerse cut rapini for 2-minutes, remove and toss into ice water, remove and drain.
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2. Heat 2 tbsp olive oil in a large pan, add the sliced garlic and optional hot pepper flakes.
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3. When the garlic begins to soften (be careful not to burn the garlic, it will turn bitter) add chicken stock, let come to a simmer.
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4. When the chicken stock begins to simmer, add some salt and pepper and then add the rapini.
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5. cover and let steam for a few minutes.

6. add the freshly squeezed lemon juice, mix well, cover and let cook until the the liquid reduces to about 50%.
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Enjoy!

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Written by Zio James

February 22, 2017 at 4:18 PM

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