Monday, December 23, 2013

ETHNIC: In what cuisines is rapini or broccoli rabe used?

Rapini AKA Broccoli Rabe is a green that looks similar to Broccoli but doesn't form heads and is really in the turnip family.
Recipe links below. 


In Europe, it is used mostly in Portuguese cuisine including Galicia (Spain) and southern Italian cuisine (in particular BasilicataPugliaCampania and Sicily).

In Umbria and other Central Italy regions, rapini sautéed with garlic, chili pepper and guanciale can be a side dish for porchetta, grilled pork ribs and sausages and other pork dishes.

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