Friday, December 1, 2006

Broccoli Rabe with Garlic

Copyright 2006: Barefoot Contessa at Home

2 bunches broccoli rabe
3 tablespoons good olive oil
6 large garlic cloves, sliced
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
2 teaspoons kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Cut off and discard the tough ends of the broccoli rabe and cut the rest of it into 2-inch pieces. Place the broccoli in a colander and rinse. Drain well.

Heat the olive oil in a large pot. Add the garlic and cook over low heat, stirring occasionally, for 4-6 minutes, until golden brown. Remove the garlic with a slotted spoon, and set aside.

Add the broccoli to the hot oil. Add the red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper and cook covered over medium to low heat for 5 to 10 minutes, turning occasionally with tongs, until the stalks are tender but still al dente. Add the reserved garlic, check the seasonings, and serve hot.

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