Roselle may be used raw, dried or juiced. The fruit's tart flavor requires a sweetener of some kind, and it is successfully used like a cranberry in recipes for jam, jelly, chutney and even wine.
Barrel Cactus Fruit
The fruit of the Barrel cactus is best prepared in sweet applications, since its natural tartness lends itself well to a hint of sugar. Cook the fruit down with agave syrup to make a jam, jelly or a sweet and sour chutney.
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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".
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.
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.
|Roma Urban Market||San Diego CA||619-259-6411|
|Buona Forchetta (Liberty Station)||San Diego CA||619-458-9231|
|Dolce at the Highlands||San Diego CA||858-847-2740|
|Ulivo||San Diego CA||619-962-7345|
|Piatti||San Diego CA||858-454-1589|
|The Barrel Room||San Diego CA||858-673-7512|
|Monello||San Diego CA||619-501-0030|
|Isola La Jolla||La Jolla CA||858-412-5566|
|Ebisu Sushi Bar||San Diego CA||619-297-3119|
|Trattoria I Trulli||Encinitas CA||760-943-6800|
|Blind Lady||San Diego CA||619-255-2491|
|US Grant Hotel Main||San Diego CA||619-232-3121|
|Barbarella||San Diego CA||858-454-7373|
|Coin-Op Game Room (Downtown)||San Diego CA||619-255-8864|
|The Wild Thyme Company||San Diego CA||858-527-0226|
|Marriott Del Mar||San Diego CA||858-369-6029|
|Pamplemousse Grill||Solana Beach CA||858-792-9090|
|Paradise Point Resort Tidal||San Diego CA||858-490-6363|
|Capri Blu||San Diego CA||858-673-5100|
|Brigantine Poway||Poway CA||858-486-3066|
|Justin Hoehn||San Diego CA||619-326-8895|
|Toronado San Diego||San Diego CA||619-719-6924|
|Jake's Del Mar||Del Mar CA||858-755-2002|
|Brooklyn Girl||San Diego CA||619-296-4600|
|Sheraton La Jolla||San Diego CA||858-453-5500|
|Four Seasons Residence Club||Carlsbad CA||760-603-3700|
|Davanti Enoteca India St.||San Diego CA||619-237-9606|
|Nick & G's Restaurant||Rancho Santa Fe CA||858-771-1871|
|Lodge at Torrey Pines Grill||San Diego CA||858-453-4420|
|JRDN Restaurant||San Diego CA||858-270-5736|
|BFD-Big Front Door||San Diego CA||619-255-4100|
|The Shores||La Jolla CA||858-459-8271|
|La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club||San Diego CA||858-454-7126|
|Marriott Coronado||Coronado CA||619-435-3000 x6335|
|Cucina Sorella||San Diego CA||619-281-4014|
|Villa Capri Poway||Poway CA||858-391-9400|
|Bistro du Marche by Tapenade||La Jolla CA||858-551-7500|
|Buon Appetito||San Diego CA||619-238-9880|
|Wine Vault & Bistro||San Diego CA||619-295-3939|
|Civico 1845||San Diego CA||619-300-4810|
|Bekker's Catering||San Diego CA||619-287-9027|
|Primavera Ristorante||Coronado CA||619-435-0454|
|Fireside by The Patio||San Diego CA||858-270-9900|
|Isola Pizza Bar||San Diego CA||619-255-4230|
|Buona Forchetta||San Diego CA||619-381-4844|
|Union Kitchen & Tap (Encinitas)||Encinitas CA||760-230-2337|
|Waters Catering||San Diego CA||619-276-8803 x4|
|The Wooden Spoon||Escondido CA||760-445-2816|
|Ponsatys||Rancho Santa Fe CA||858-771-1871|
|Barbusa||San Diego CA||619-297-6333|
|Lauberge Del Mar||Del Mar CA||858-259-1515|
|The Wine Pub||San Diego CA||619-758-9325|
|Lodge at Torrey Pines Main||San Diego CA||858-453-4420|
|The Smoking Goat||San Diego CA||858-232-4220|
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