Broccoli Rabe?

Phila

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Does anyone know how to make Broccoli Rabe? I've found recipes on the internet but some of them seem to conflict with eachother.

My main question is can I just buy broccoli and use that, or do I need to buy Rapini specifically?

other than that I can pretty much figure out how to cook it and how much garlic to use etc.

btw this isn't for some gourmet meal, its just to put on a couple special hoagies I'm making, so I only need to make enough for 2 people, though any excess will be promptly eaten as well :)
 

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Well, with rapine, you get longer, slimmer "stems" but with broccoli, the focus is more on the florets, than the stems.

I've always just tossed it in a pan with come sliced garlic cloves and olive oil, and saut?ed it until tender.

I would think for the purpose of a sandwich, you'd definitely want the longer thinner stems of the rapini.
 

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ahh thanks

another question then, I'm kinda in the middle of nowhere here at school, is Rapini easily available in large supermarkets?
 

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Not usually...it's only available seasonally in the local better-than-supermarket grocery stores here...
 
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