Tiger's Eye Shelling Beans
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Artichokes Fiore Viola
Fiore Viola is Italian for “purple flower”; this large variety of artichoke was developed in collaboration with growers in France and Italy.
Inventory, 20 ct : 17.45
This item was last sold on : 07/28/14
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.
|Claire's on Cedros||Solana Beach CA||858-259-8597|
|Barbarella||San Diego CA||858-454-7373|
|Aztec Shops Catering||San Diego CA||619-594-7641|
|The Market by Buon Appetito||San Diego CA||619-237-1335|
|Ebisu Sushi Bar||San Diego CA||619-297-3119|
|Via Italia Trattoria||Encinitas CA||760-479-9757|
|Brigantine La Mesa||La Mesa CA||619-465-1935|
|Paradise Point Resort Tidal||San Diego CA||858-490-6363|
|Panama 66||San Diego CA||619-702-6373|
|Village Pizzeria Bay Side||Coronado CA||619-522-6890|
|Solare Ristorante Lounge||San Diego CA||619-270-9670|
|Prepkitchen Little Italy||San Diego CA||619-247-0394|
|JR Produce||San Diego CA||858-270-3857|
|Empire House Urban Palate||San Diego CA||619-278-8175|
|Olive Tree Marketplace||San Diego CA||619-962-7345|
|Trattoria I Trulli||Encinitas CA||760-943-6800|
|Paradise Point Resort Main Kitchen||San Diego CA||858-490-6363|
|BFD-Big Front Door||San Diego CA||619-255-4100|
|Festivities Catering||San Diego CA||858-586-2121|
|Salvatore's||San Diego CA||619-544-1865|
|West Steak and Seafood||Carlsbad CA||760-930-9100|
|Davanti Enoteca El Camino Real||San Diego CA||858-519-5060|
|Cafe 21 Adams||San Diego CA||619-640-2121|
|Wine Vault & Bistro||San Diego CA||619-295-3939|
|Nate's Garden Grill||San Diego CA||619-607-0117|
|Sbicca||Del Mar CA||858-481-1001|
|Caffe Calabria Coffee Roasting Company||San Diego CA||619-683-7787|
|Inn at Rancho Santa Fe||Rancho Santa Fe CA||858-381-8289|
|Lodge at Torrey Pines Grill||San Diego CA||858-453-4420|
|Pacific Cafe & Catering||San Diego CA||858-350-2700|
|Counterpoint||San Diego CA||619-564-6722|
|Ballast Point Restaruant - Little Italy||San Diego CA||619-298-2337|
|W San Diego Hotel||San Diego CA||619-398-3024|
|Bridges at Rancho Santa Fe||Rancho Santa Fe CA||858-759-6063|
|Lodge at Torrey Pines Main||San Diego CA||858-453-4420|
|Sea & Smoke||Del Mar CA||858-925-8212|
|Buona Forchetta||San Diego CA||619-381-4844|
|Amalfi Gourmet LLC||San Diego CA||619-379-3099|
|Piatti||San Diego CA||858-454-1589|
|Village Pizzaria||Coronado CA||619-522-6890|
|The Shores||La Jolla CA||858-459-8271|
|Davanti Enoteca India St.||San Diego CA||619-237-9606|
|La Villa||San Diego CA||619-255-5221|
|Georges at the Cove||San Diego CA||858-454-4244|
|Cookbook Tavola Calda||San Diego CA||619-793-9221|
|Buon Appetito||San Diego CA||619-238-9880|
|Chateau La Jolla||San Diego CA||858-459-4451|
|Capri Blu||San Diego CA||858-673-5100|
|Tiger Tiger||San Diego CA||619 764 5475|
|Hilton Carlsbad Oceanfront & Spa||Carlsbad CA||760-602-0800|
|Blind Lady||San Diego CA||619-255-2491|
|Don Chido||San Diego CA||716-316-8374|
|Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club||Rancho Santa Fe CA||858-756-1582|
|Culinary Concepts||San Diego CA||858-530-1885|
|Isola Pizza Bar||San Diego CA||619-255-4230|
|VIP||San Diego CA||619-295-3173|
|US Grant Hotel Main||San Diego CA||619-232-3121|
Recipes that include Rapini. One is easiest, three is harder.
|A La Mode*||Orecchiete With Sausage and Rapini|
|We Are Never Full||Perfect Broccoli Rabe w/ Sweet Italian Sausage|
|Sunday Nite Dinner||Chinese Sausage and Broccoli Fried Rice|
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