Green Dragon Apples
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Baby Purple Brussels Sprouts
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Inventory, 20 ct : 6.65
This item was last sold on : 10/30/14
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.
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".
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.
|BFD-Big Front Door||San Diego CA||619-255-4100|
|Ebisu Sushi Bar||San Diego CA||619-297-3119|
|Amalfi Gourmet LLC||San Diego CA||619-379-3099|
|Brigantine Poway||Poway CA||858-486-3066|
|Cookbook Tavola Calda||San Diego CA||619-793-9221|
|Buona Forchetta||San Diego CA||619-381-4844|
|Bridges at Rancho Santa Fe||Rancho Santa Fe CA||858-759-6063|
|Croces West||San Diego CA||619-233-4355|
|Villa Capri Poway||Poway CA||858-391-9400|
|Kettner Exchange||San Diego CA||312-415-5455|
|Village Pizzaria||Coronado CA||619-522-6890|
|Mille Fleurs||Rancho Santa Fe CA||858-756-3085|
|Real Food & Spirits||Solana Beach CA||858-793-7325|
|Counterpoint||San Diego CA||619-564-6722|
|The Shores||La Jolla CA||858-459-8271|
|Capri Blu||San Diego CA||858-673-5100|
|Brigantine Pt Loma||San Diego CA||619-224-2871|
|Stingaree||San Diego CA||619-544-0867|
|La Villa||San Diego CA||619-255-5221|
|Leroy's Kitchen & Lounge||Coronado CA||619-522-6890|
|The Wild Thyme Company||San Diego CA||858-527-0226|
|Village Pizzeria Bay Side||Coronado CA||619-522-6890|
|JR Produce||San Diego CA||858-270-3857|
|Lodge at Torrey Pines Main||San Diego CA||858-453-4420|
|Paradise Point Resort Main Kitchen||San Diego CA||858-490-6363|
|Blind Lady||San Diego CA||619-255-2491|
|Sheraton La Jolla||San Diego CA||858-453-5500|
|Solare Ristorante Lounge||San Diego CA||619-270-9670|
|Inn at Rancho Santa Fe||Rancho Santa Fe CA||858-381-8289|
|Waters Catering||San Diego CA||619-276-8803 ex 4|
|Buon Appetito||San Diego CA||619-238-9880|
|Davanti Enoteca El Camino Real||San Diego CA||858-519-5060|
|Via Italia Trattoria||Encinitas CA||760-479-9757|
|Eclipse Sportfishing||San Diego CA||619-995-6880|
|Piatti||San Diego CA||858-454-1589|
|West Steak and Seafood||Carlsbad CA||760-930-9100|
|Hilton Carlsbad Oceanfront & Spa||Carlsbad CA||760-602-0800|
|Table 926||San Diego CA||858-539-0926|
|Nate's Garden Grill||San Diego CA||619-607-0117|
|Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club||Rancho Santa Fe CA||858-756-1582|
|Bencotto Italian Kitchen||San Diego CA||619-450-4786|
|Caffe Calabria Coffee Roasting Company||San Diego CA||619-683-7787|
|Panama 66||San Diego CA||619-702-6373|
|Culinary Concepts||San Diego CA||858-530-1885|
|Isola Pizza Bar||San Diego CA||619-255-4230|
|Tom Hams Light House||San Diego CA||619-291-9110|
|Giuseppe Restaurants & Fine Catering||San Diego CA||619-838-8268|
|Trattoria I Trulli||Encinitas CA||760-943-6800|
|Friends of Specialty Produce||San Diego CA||619-295-3173|
|US Grant Hotel Main||San Diego CA||619-232-3121|
|Bottega Americano||San Diego CA||858-326-1588|
|Barbarella||San Diego CA||858-454-7373|
|Prepkitchen Del Mar||Del Mar CA||858-792-7737|
|J six||San Diego CA||619-531-8744|
Recipes that include Rapini. One is easiest, three is harder.
|Sunday Nite Dinner||Chinese Sausage and Broccoli Fried Rice|
|We Are Never Full||Perfect Broccoli Rabe w/ Sweet Italian Sausage|
|A La Mode*||Orecchiete With Sausage and Rapini|
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