Red Chinese Mulberries
The Red Chinese mulberry tree is a broad, spreading bush or small tree dotted with small thorns. Like its mulberry relatives, the fruits are technically not a berries but rather aggregates of tiny fleshy drupes clustered around a single stem
Monterrey pears are a large variety from northern Mexico, botanically a cultivar of Pyrus pyrifolia. The Asian pear hybrid was selected from the tree of a popular southern Texas variety. Monterrey pears are a cross of European pear and a Japanese pear.
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This item was last sold on : 10/19/17
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.
|Pamplemousse Grill||Solana Beach CA||858-792-9090|
|Lodge at Torrey Pines Main||San Diego CA||858-453-4420|
|Buona Forchetta||San Diego CA||619-381-4844|
|Bistro du Marche by Tapenade||La Jolla CA||858-551-7500|
|Monello||San Diego CA||619-501-0030|
|Sapore||San Diego CA||858-261-1796|
|Buona Forchetta (Liberty Station)||San Diego CA||619-458-9231|
|Cucina Sorella||San Diego CA||619-281-4014|
|US Grant Hotel Main||San Diego CA||619-232-3121|
|The Smoking Goat||San Diego CA||858-232-4220|
|Sorority Cuisine - Kappa Alpha Theta||San Diego CA||619-339-1924|
|Dolce at the Highlands||San Diego CA||858-847-2740|
|The Wooden Spoon||Escondido CA||760-445-2816|
|Trattoria I Trulli||Encinitas CA||760-943-6800|
|Ebisu Sushi Bar||San Diego CA||619-297-3119|
|Farmers Bottega||San Diego CA||619-458-9929|
|Brooklyn Girl||San Diego CA||619-296-4600|
|Hotel La Jolla & CUSP||La Jolla CA||858-459-0261|
|The Shores||La Jolla CA||858-459-8271|
|Four Seasons Residence Club||Carlsbad CA||760-603-3700|
|Paradise Point Resort Tidal||San Diego CA||858-490-6363|
|Fireside by The Patio||San Diego CA||858-270-9900|
|Nick & G's Restaurant||Rancho Santa Fe CA||858-771-1871|
|Roma Urban Market||San Diego CA||619-259-6411|
|The LOT (La Jolla)||La Jolla CA||619-987-9537|
|Sheraton La Jolla||San Diego CA||858-453-5500|
|Isola Pizza Bar||San Diego CA||619-255-4230|
|The Wild Thyme Company||San Diego CA||858-527-0226|
|Dolce Pane & Vino||Del Mar CA||858-832-1518|
|Marriott Del Mar||San Diego CA||858-369-6029|
|Coin-Op Game Room (Downtown)||San Diego CA||619-255-8864|
|Vineyard Gourmet Catering||Temecula CA||951-858-1585|
|BFD-Big Front Door||San Diego CA||619-255-4100|
|Isola La Jolla||La Jolla CA||858-412-5566|
|Wine Vault & Bistro||San Diego CA||619-295-3939|
|Union Kitchen & Tap (Encinitas)||Encinitas CA||760-230-2337|
|Jake's Del Mar||Del Mar CA||858-755-2002|
|URBN Catering||San Diego CA||619-295-3172|
|Piatti||San Diego CA||858-454-1589|
|Capri Blu||San Diego CA||858-673-5100|
|Toronado San Diego||San Diego CA||619-719-6924|
|Barbarella||San Diego CA||858-454-7373|
|The Wine Pub||San Diego CA||619-758-9325|
|Justin Hoehn||San Diego CA||619-326-8895|
|Villa Capri Poway||Poway CA||858-391-9400|
|La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club||San Diego CA||858-454-7126|
|The Barrel Room||San Diego CA||858-673-7512|
|Inn at Rancho Santa Fe||Rancho Santa Fe CA||858-381-8289|
|Davanti Enoteca India St.||San Diego CA||619-237-9606|
|Waters Catering||San Diego CA||619-276-8803 x4|
|Blind Lady||San Diego CA||619-255-2491|
|Primavera Ristorante||Coronado CA||619-435-0454|
|Marriott Coronado||Coronado CA||619-435-3000 x6335|
|Lauberge Del Mar||Del Mar CA||858-259-1515|
|Buon Appetito||San Diego CA||619-238-9880|
Recipes that include Rapini. One is easiest, three is harder.
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