Inventory, 20 ct : 7.35
This item was last sold on : 07/05/15
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.
|Hyatt Islandia||San Diego CA||619-224-1234|
|Catania La Jolla||La Jolla CA||619-295-3173|
|Hotel La Jolla & CUSP||La Jolla CA||858-459-0261|
|Davanti Enoteca India St.||San Diego CA||619-237-9606|
|Ebisu Sushi Bar||San Diego CA||619-297-3119|
|Wine Vault & Bistro||San Diego CA||619-295-3939|
|Nate's Garden Grill||San Diego CA||619-607-0117|
|Capri Blu||San Diego CA||858-673-5100|
|Lodge at Torrey Pines Main||San Diego CA||858-453-4420|
|The Bellows||San Marcos CA||619-395-6325|
|Union Kitchen & Tap||Encinitas CA||760-230-2337|
|Lodge at Torrey Pines Grill||San Diego CA||858-453-4420|
|Isola Pizza Bar||San Diego CA||619-255-4230|
|Four Seasons Residence Club||Carlsbad CA||760-603-3700|
|Blind Lady||San Diego CA||619-255-2491|
|JR Produce||San Diego CA||858-270-3857|
|Stella Public House||San Diego CA||512-799-6462|
|La Costa Glen North||Carlsbad CA||760-704-1436|
|Stone Brewing-Liberty Station Banquets||San Diego CA||619-269-2100|
|Brooklyn Girl||San Diego CA||619-296-4600|
|BFD-Big Front Door||San Diego CA||619-255-4100|
|Cape Rey Carlsbad, a Hilton Resort||Carlsbad CA||760-602-0800|
|Brigantine Poway||Poway CA||858-486-3066|
|Paradise Point Resort Tidal||San Diego CA||858-490-6363|
|Trattoria I Trulli||Encinitas CA||760-943-6800|
|The Patio PB/Mission||San Diego CA||619-235-5606|
|Piatti||San Diego CA||858-454-1589|
|Glenbrook Health Center||Carlsbad CA||760-704-1000|
|Prepkitchen Little Italy||San Diego CA||619-247-0394|
|Aura Catering San Diego||San Diego CA||619-990-8340|
|Caffe Calabria Coffee Roasting Company||San Diego CA||619-683-7787|
|Currant||San Diego CA||619-702-6309|
|Inn at Rancho Santa Fe||Rancho Santa Fe CA||858-381-8289|
|Hotel Del Coronado Banquets||Coronado CA||619-435-6611|
|The Shores||La Jolla CA||858-459-8271|
|Sheraton La Jolla||San Diego CA||858-453-5500|
|La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club||San Diego CA||858-454-7126|
|Prepkitchen Del Mar||Del Mar CA||858-792-7737|
|Davanti Enoteca El Camino Real||San Diego CA||858-519-5060|
|Barbarella||San Diego CA||858-454-7373|
|Buon Appetito||San Diego CA||619-238-9880|
|The Pearl Hotel||San Diego CA||877-732-7573|
|The Smoking Goat||San Diego CA||858-232-4220|
|Mesa College||San Diego CA||619-388-2240|
|Great Maple||San Diego CA||619-255-2282|
|Buona Forchetta||San Diego CA||619-381-4844|
|Civico 1845||San Diego CA||619-300-4810|
|Searsucker Del Mar||San Diego CA||858-369-5700|
|Via Italia Trattoria||Encinitas CA||760-479-9757|
|Brigantine Pt Loma||San Diego CA||619-224-2871|
Recipes that include Rapini. One is easiest, three is harder.
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Near E Venice Av @ Jacaranda BV, Florida, United States
About 11 days ago, 6/25/15
Sunfresh Produce Near Englewood, Florida, United States
About 71 days 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 121 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 163 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 176 days ago, 1/11/15
Fresh Pick Market Near Burbank, Illinois, United States
About 374 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 391 days ago, 6/10/14
fresh pick market Near Evergreen Park, Illinois, United States
About 438 days ago, 4/24/14
Spotter's comments : Rapini spotted at fresh pick market.
Little Italy Mercato
About 485 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 498 days ago, 2/23/14
Rouses in mandeville Near Lacombe, Louisiana, United States
About 531 days ago, 1/20/14
stea bros produce Near Darby, Pennsylvania, United States
About 540 days ago, 1/12/14