Inventory, 20 ct : 9.55
This item was last sold on : 02/20/18
Rapini, AKA Broccoli Rabe, is a cool season turnip plant with no bulb development. It should be harvested before florets form and flowers bolt. It has roughly textured, spiked, green leaves that have a pungent almost bitter flavor that mellows and becomes almost nutty when cooked. In fact, it is referred to as a "cooking green".
Available year-round, Rapini's peak season is from late fall through early spring.
Rapini is not related to broccoli. It is however, closely related to turnips, which explains why the leaves look a lot like turnip greens. Although broccoli-like buds do grow, a full broccoli head never forms. Instead, Rapini is grown for its mustard green-like leafy tops.
Cooking is the first step in taming this bitter green and softening its texture. It is best suited for wilting by steaming, blanching or slow simmering and adding it to baked dishes and pastas. Rapini benefits greatly from three simple additions: salt, fat and spice. It pairs well with rich creamy sauces, bacon, parmesan, olive oil, lemon and garlic.
The Chinese and Italians have held high esteem for Rapini and have realized its usefulness in cooking for centuries. It is first recognized in American culinary traditions in Southern recipes.
Restaurants currently purchasing this product as an ingredient for their menu.
|The Compass||Carlsbad CA||760-434-1900|
|Trattoria I Trulli||Encinitas CA||760-943-6800|
|Jake's Del Mar||Del Mar CA||858-755-2002|
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|Maretalia Ristorante||Coronado CA||619-522-6890|
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|Coin-Op Game Room (Downtown)||San Diego CA||619-255-8864|
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|Dolce Pane & Vino||Del Mar CA||858-832-1518|
|B Bar - Vista||Vista CA||619-419-8019|
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|Monello||San Diego CA||619-501-0030|
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|Nick & G's Restaurant||Rancho Santa Fe CA||858-771-1871|
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|The Wooden Spoon||Escondido CA||760-445-2816|
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|Lauberge Del MarLauberge||Del Mar CA||858-259-1515|
|Luce||San Diego CA||619-275-2094|
|La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club||San Diego CA||858-454-7126|
|Marriott Del Mar||San Diego CA||858-369-6029|
|The Pearl Hotel||San Diego CA||877-732-7573|
|Capri Blu||San Diego CA||858-673-5100|
|Isola Pizza Bar||San Diego CA||619-255-4230|
|US Grant Hotel Main||San Diego CA||619-232-3121|
|Barbarella||San Diego CA||858-454-7373|
|Paradise Point Resort Tidal||San Diego CA||858-490-6363|
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|Brigantine Poway||Poway CA||858-486-3066|
|Lodge at Torrey Pines Main||San Diego CA||858-453-4420|
|Trust Restaurant||San Diego CA||609-780-7572|
|About Thyme||San Diego CA||619-633-8863|
|Florent||San Diego CA||619-308-6500|
|Catania La Jolla||La Jolla CA||619-295-3173|
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|Wheat & Water||La Jolla CA||858-291-8690|
|Inn at Rancho Santa Fe||Rancho Santa Fe CA||858-381-8289|
|Pendry SD (Lion Fish)||San Diego CA||619-738-7000|
|Bencotto Italian Kitchen||San Diego CA||619-450-4786|
|Fishmonger's Market||San Diego CA||619-646-5238|
|RoVino Rotisserie + Wine||San Diego CA||619-972-6286|
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|Tommy V's||Carlsbad CA||760-602-1949|
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|Biga||San Diego CA||949-295-4377|
Recipes that include Rapini. One is easiest, three is harder.
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