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Rapini with Garlic and Parmesan

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Cook rapini in a pot of boiling water for 2 minutes. Strain and immediately transfer to an ice bath to cool. Lay cooked rapini onto a clean dish towel to dry.
  2. Heat oil and melt butter in a large skillet set to medium-high heat. Add garlic and chili flakes and cook until fragrant. Add rapini, salt and lemon juice. Toss the rapini in the pan to heat.
  3. Transfer to service platter, garnish with Parmesan and serve.
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Blanched rapini sautéed in butter with garlic, lemon and Parmesan cheese…

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    15 MIN
  • 4 SERVINGS
Rapini with Garlic and Parmesan

Healthy just got mighty tasty thanks to this RAPINI WITH GARLIC AND PARMESAN.

Health care professionals have long been telling us to eat more greens, and for good reason: they’re good for us! One of the absolute best is rapini, also known as broccoli rabe. Our RAPINI WITH GARLIC AND PARMESAN is the tastiest way to enjoy it.

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Here are a few things to consider when making this RAPINI WITH GARLIC AND PARMESAN:

Ingredients for Rapini with Garlic and Parmesan

INGREDIENTS

Everything needed to make this side dish should be readily available at your local supermarket. The one thing you may have to ask after is the rapini. Thankfully, it’s now standard fare for most of the year so if you don’t see it, ask your grocer.

Fresh rapini

RAPINI

Rapini or broccoli rabe is a powerhouse of vitamins and minerals. Experts tell us it can help boost energy, build collagen, reduce the risk of stroke and cancer, plus help reach your daily dose of both vitamins C and K! Geez, talk about a healthy green, rapini sounds perfect.

The rapini blanched fr a few moments in boiling water

Although some claim rapini can taste a bit bitter, the use of lemon in this recipe counters it. Say goodbye to bitter and hello to delicious!

Rapini with Garlic and Parmesan

DISH BLISS

Once you’ve made this simple side, send it straight to table to be enjoyed. You can serve it with any favourite meat, poultry, seafood or vegetarian main. We suggest pairing it with our BEEF TENDERLOIN, our EASY ROAST CHICKEN or our VEGETARIAN STUFFED PEPPERS. Between us, it’s also perfect as a standalone and makes a nice light meal served with nothing more than a bowl of steamed brown rice. Yum!

RAPINI WITH GARLIC AND PARMESAN – find out what all the (healthy) fuss is about!

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Rapini with Garlic and Parmesan

Ingredients

  • 1 bunch rapini, ends trimmed
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 3 garlic cloves, finely diced
  • 1 teaspoon chili flakes
  • sprinkle of kosher salt
  • juice from half a lemon
  • ¼ cup of shaved Parmesan cheese

Directions

  1. Cook rapini in a pot of boiling water for 2 minutes. Strain and immediately transfer to an ice bath to cool. Lay cooked rapini onto a clean dish towel to dry.
  2. Heat oil and melt butter in a large skillet set to medium-high heat. Add garlic and chili flakes and cook until fragrant. Add rapini, salt and lemon juice. Toss the rapini in the pan to heat.
  3. Transfer to service platter, garnish with Parmesan and serve.

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