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Rapini with Sun-dried Tomatoes

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#homemade #rapini w/ #SundriedTo #CucinaDelloZio

Rapini with Sun-dried Tomatoes
Rapini con Pomodori Secchi
by James Belardo

Italians love combining the tart and bitter with sweet and savory flavors and this recipe is a good example. This ‘primo’ course vegetable recipe is our take on a classic, simple and delicious dish.

#homemade #rapini w/ #SundriedTo #CucinaDelloZio - ingredients

1/2 onion*, cut in slivers
1-2 cloves* garlic, diced
1 bunch rapini – chopped
1/2 cup sliced sun-dried tomatoes
2-3 tbsp cup Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
1/4 – 1/2 cup of white wine (Pinot Grigio)
freshly squeezed lemon juice (1/2 lemon)
1/2 cup Chicken stock (try our homemade version)
Peperoncino Fiocchi (hot pepper flakes) or 1 fresh hot pepper, diced – optional
Salt and pepper to taste

*(you can substitute a shallot for the onions and garlic)

1. Heat 2-3 tbsp olive oil in a large dutch oven or deep sauce pan over medium-low heat. Add the shallot (or onions, minced garlic) and optional hot pepper flakes.  Cook slowly until the shallot begins to turn translucent (and, if using the onions, cook the garlic until it begins to soften – be careful not to burn the garlic, it will turn bitter).
#homemade #rapini w/ #SundriedTo #CucinaDelloZio - sauté onions, garlic and hot peppers

2. Add the white wine and let come to a boil before adding the chicken stock.
#homemade #rapini w/ #SundriedTo #CucinaDelloZio - add white #wine and simmer

3. When the chicken stock begins to boil, add some salt and pepper, then allow to boil.
#homemade #rapini w/ #SundriedTo #CucinaDelloZio - add chicken stock and let simmer

4. When the liquid is boiling, add the rapini, cover and let steam for a few minutes.
#homemade #rapini w/ #SundriedTo #CucinaDelloZio - cover

5. Mix well and as the rapini leaves begin to wilt, mix well, cover and let cook until the the liquid reduces to about 50%.
#homemade #rapini w/ #SundriedTo #CucinaDelloZio - mix well

6. Add the sun-dried tomatoes and mix thoroughly.
#homemade #rapini w/ #SundriedTo #CucinaDelloZio - add the sun-dried tomatoes

7. Let cook until the liquid is reduced to your liking. add the freshly squeezed lemon juice Add salt and pepper to taste.
#homemade #rapini w/ #SundriedTo #CucinaDelloZio - s&p and lemon juice


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Written by Zio James

May 15, 2015 at 12:03 PM

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