Inventory, 20 ct : 5.85
This item was last sold on : 09/22/14
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.
|Counterpoint||San Diego CA||619-564-6722|
|The Pearl Hotel||San Diego CA||877-732-7573|
|Waypoint Public||San Diego CA||619-255-8778|
|La Villa||San Diego CA||619-255-5221|
|Caffe Calabria Coffee Roasting Company||San Diego CA||619-683-7787|
|Hilton Carlsbad Oceanfront & Spa||Carlsbad CA||760-602-0800|
|Capri Blu||San Diego CA||858-673-5100|
|Davanti Enoteca El Camino Real||San Diego CA||858-519-5060|
|Blind Lady||San Diego CA||619-255-2491|
|Urban Kitchen||San Diego CA||619-239-2222|
|Ballast Point Restaruant - Little Italy||San Diego CA||619-298-2337|
|Sbicca||Del Mar CA||858-481-1001|
|Table 926||San Diego CA||858-539-0926|
|Village Pizzeria Bay Side||Coronado CA||619-522-6890|
|Ebisu Sushi Bar||San Diego CA||619-297-3119|
|Brigantine La Mesa||La Mesa CA||619-465-1935|
|Inn at Rancho Santa Fe||Rancho Santa Fe CA||858-381-8289|
|Piatti||San Diego CA||858-454-1589|
|Chateau La Jolla||San Diego CA||858-459-4451|
|Isola Pizza Bar||San Diego CA||619-255-4230|
|Prepkitchen Little Italy||San Diego CA||619-247-0394|
|Bridges at Rancho Santa Fe||Rancho Santa Fe CA||858-759-6063|
|Solare Ristorante Lounge||San Diego CA||619-270-9670|
|Chef Jenn||Solana Beach CA||858-212-9054|
|Eclipse Sportfishing||San Diego CA||619-995-6880|
|Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club||Rancho Santa Fe CA||858-756-1582|
|JR Produce||San Diego CA||858-270-3857|
|Parioli Italian Bistro||San Diego CA||619-755-2525|
|West Coast Tavern||San Diego CA||619-295-1688|
|Leroy's Kitchen & Lounge||Coronado CA||619-522-6890|
|Paradise Point Resort Main Kitchen||San Diego CA||858-490-6363|
|Mille Fleurs||Rancho Santa Fe CA||858-756-3085|
|Empire House Urban Palate||San Diego CA||619-688-9283|
|Via Italia Trattoria||Encinitas CA||760-479-9757|
|Mission Bay Yacht Club||San Diego CA||858-488-0501 x14|
|Bottega Americano||San Diego CA||858-326-1588,?|
|Bencotto Italian Kitchen||San Diego CA||619-450-4786|
|Village Pizzaria||Coronado CA||619-522-6890|
|Giuseppe Restaurants & Fine Catering||San Diego CA||619-838-8268|
|Heat Bar & Kitchen||San Diego CA||619-546-4328|
|The Shores||La Jolla CA||858-459-8271|
|Union Kitchen & Tap||Encinitas CA||760-230-2337|
|Panama 66||San Diego CA||619-702-6373|
|West Steak and Seafood||Carlsbad CA||760-930-9100|
|Buona Forchetta||San Diego CA||619-381-4844|
|J six||San Diego CA||619-531-8744|
|Buon Appetito||San Diego CA||619-238-9880|
|Nate's Garden Grill||San Diego CA||619-607-0117|
|Lodge at Torrey Pines Main||San Diego CA||858-453-4420|
|Culinary Concepts||San Diego CA||858-530-1885|
|Amalfi Gourmet LLC||San Diego CA||619-379-3099|
|Trattoria I Trulli||Encinitas CA||760-943-6800|
|BFD-Big Front Door||San Diego CA||619-255-4100|
|Kettner Exchange||San Diego CA||312-415-5455|
Recipes that include Rapini. One is easiest, three is harder.
|Sunday Nite Dinner||Chinese Sausage and Broccoli Fried Rice|
|A La Mode*||Orecchiete With Sausage and Rapini|
|We Are Never Full||Perfect Broccoli Rabe w/ Sweet Italian Sausage|
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