Inventory, 20 ct : 17.25
This item was last sold on : 04/26/15
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.
|La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club||San Diego CA||858-454-7126|
|Great Maple||San Diego CA||619-255-2282|
|Flying Pig Pub & Kitchen||Oceanside CA||619-990-0158|
|Kettner Exchange||San Diego CA||312-415-5455|
|Hilton Carlsbad Oceanfront & Spa||Carlsbad CA||760-602-0800|
|Catania La Jolla||La Jolla CA||619-295-3173|
|Searsucker Del Mar||San Diego CA||858-369-5700|
|Prepkitchen Del Mar||Del Mar CA||858-792-7737|
|J six||San Diego CA||619-531-8744|
|The Smoking Goat||San Diego CA||858-232-4220|
|Inn at Rancho Santa Fe||Rancho Santa Fe CA||858-381-8289|
|Solare Ristorante Lounge||San Diego CA||619-270-9670|
|Ebisu Sushi Bar||San Diego CA||619-297-3119|
|Nate's Garden Grill||San Diego CA||619-607-0117|
|Trattoria I Trulli||Encinitas CA||760-943-6800|
|Via Italia Trattoria||Encinitas CA||760-479-9757|
|Glenbrook Health Center||Carlsbad CA||760-704-1000|
|Capri Blu||San Diego CA||858-673-5100|
|The Wooden Spoon||Escondido CA||760-445-2816|
|Olive Tree Marketplace||San Diego CA||619-962-7345|
|Top of the Market||San Diego CA||619-234-4867|
|JRDN Restaurant||San Diego CA||858-270-5736|
|Blind Lady||San Diego CA||619-255-2491|
|Tavern at the Beach||San Diego CA||858-272-6066|
|Waters Catering||San Diego CA||619-276-8803 ex 4|
|Four Seasons Residence Club||Carlsbad CA||760-603-3700|
|Paradise Point Resort Tidal||San Diego CA||858-490-6363|
|Friends of Specialty Produce||San Diego CA||619-295-3173|
|The Pearl Hotel||San Diego CA||877-732-7573|
|Wine Vault & Bistro||San Diego CA||619-295-3939|
|Davanti Enoteca El Camino Real||San Diego CA||858-519-5060|
|Buona Forchetta||San Diego CA||619-381-4844|
|Bridges at Rancho Santa Fe||Rancho Santa Fe CA||858-759-6063|
|Piatti||San Diego CA||858-454-1589|
|Prepkitchen Little Italy||San Diego CA||619-247-0394|
|Brigantine Poway||Poway CA||858-486-3066|
|California Cuisine||San Diego CA||619-543-0790|
|Lodge at Torrey Pines Main||San Diego CA||858-453-4420|
|Paradise Point Employee||San Diego CA||858-490-6363|
|Barbarella||San Diego CA||858-454-7373|
|JR Produce||San Diego CA||858-270-3857|
|Counterpoint||San Diego CA||619-564-6722|
|Empire House Urban Palate||San Diego CA||619-688-9283|
|Brooklyn Girl||San Diego CA||619-296-4600|
|Sheraton La Jolla||San Diego CA||858-453-5500|
|Buon Appetito||San Diego CA||619-238-9880|
|Isola Pizza Bar||San Diego CA||619-255-4230|
|BFD-Big Front Door||San Diego CA||619-255-4100|
|Hyatt Islandia||San Diego CA||619-224-1234|
|Hilton Del Mar||Del Mar CA||858-792-5200 x4234|
|Cal A Vie||Vista CA||760-945-2055|
|Brigantine Pt Loma||San Diego CA||619-224-2871|
|Double Standard Kitchenetta||San Diego CA||619-269-9676|
|Bencotto Italian Kitchen||San Diego CA||619-450-4786|
|Caffe Calabria Coffee Roasting Company||San Diego CA||619-683-7787|
|Tom Hams Light House||San Diego CA||619-291-9110|
|Tapenade||San Diego CA||858-551-7500|
|Currant||San Diego CA||619-702-6309|
Recipes that include Rapini. One is easiest, three is harder.
|We Are Never Full||Perfect Broccoli Rabe w/ Sweet Italian Sausage|
|A La Mode*||Orecchiete With Sausage and Rapini|
|Sunday Nite Dinner||Chinese Sausage and Broccoli Fried Rice|
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Near Englewood, Florida, United States
About a day ago, 4/26/15
Spotter's comments : Rapini spotted at Sunfresh Produce.
Little Italy Mercato
Phil & Juany NobleNear San Diego, California, United States
Sage Mountain Farm
About 51 days ago, 3/07/15
Spotter's comments : Rapini spotted at Little Italy Mercato. Purple Rapini
Whole Foods Market Near Seattle, Washington, United States
About 93 days ago, 1/24/15
Spotter's comments : Rapini spotted at Whole Foods Market. Grown in California. Good for stir fry or even in your smoothie!
Wegmans Near Columbia, Maryland, United States
About 106 days ago, 1/11/15
Fresh Pick Market Near Burbank, Illinois, United States
About 304 days ago, 6/27/14
Spotter's comments : Rapini spotted at Fresh Pick Market.
Black Eyed Susan Restaurant North Near 25, Maryland, United States
About 321 days ago, 6/10/14
fresh pick market Near Evergreen Park, Illinois, United States
About 368 days ago, 4/24/14
Spotter's comments : Rapini spotted at fresh pick market.
Little Italy Mercato
About 415 days ago, 3/08/14
Spotter's comments : Rapini spotted at Little Italy Mercato. Sage Mountain Farm.
publix, edgewater Near New Smyrna Beach, Florida, United States
About 428 days ago, 2/23/14
Rouses in mandeville Near Lacombe, Louisiana, United States
About 462 days ago, 1/20/14
stea bros produce Near Darby, Pennsylvania, United States
About 470 days ago, 1/12/14
Whole Foods Market Near Austin, Texas, United States
About 698 days ago, 5/29/13
Spotter's comments : Rapini spotted at Whole Foods Market.