Sauteed Broccoli Rabe

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 20 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 10 min
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings
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Ingredients

4 bunches (12 to 16 ounces each) broccoli rabe (rapini), stems trimmed

1/4 cup olive oil

3 garlic cloves, chopped

1/2 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper flakes

1/3 cup raisins

Salt

2 tablespoons pine nuts, toasted

Directions

  1. Working in batches, cook the broccoli rabe in a large pot of boiling salted water until crisp tender, about 1 minute per bunch. Transfer the broccoli rabe to a large bowl of ice water to cool. Reserve about 1/4 cup of the cooking liquid. Strain the cooled broccoli rabe and set aside.
  2. Heat the oil in a heavy large skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic and red pepper flakes, and saute until the garlic is golden, about 1 minute. Reduce heat to medium-low. Add the broccoli rabe and toss to coat. Add the reserved cooking water, the raisins, and cook until the broccoli rabe is heated through and the stems are tender, about 4 minutes. Season with salt, to taste. Just before serving, toss the mixture with the pine nuts.