Green Dragon Apple
The Green Dragon apple in appearance resembles a lime green Golden Delicious dotted with near-microscopic brown freckles
Firm and heavy for its size, turban squash is a striking bright orange, trimmed in a dark ivy green color. Bake, roast, steam, sautee, or puree this squash.
Inventory, 20 ct : 2.80
This item was last sold on : 10/24/14
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.
|Barbarella||San Diego CA||858-454-7373|
|Counterpoint||San Diego CA||619-564-6722|
|Culinary Concepts||San Diego CA||858-530-1885|
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|Empire House Urban Palate||San Diego CA||619-688-9283|
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|Paradise Point Resort Main Kitchen||San Diego CA||858-490-6363|
|Bottega Americano||San Diego CA||858-326-1588|
|Villa Capri Poway||Poway CA||858-391-9400|
|Waypoint Public||San Diego CA||619-255-8778|
|Leroy's Kitchen & Lounge||Coronado CA||619-522-6890|
|Panama 66||San Diego CA||619-702-6373|
|JR Produce||San Diego CA||858-270-3857|
|Inn at Rancho Santa Fe||Rancho Santa Fe CA||858-381-8289|
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|Nate's Garden Grill||San Diego CA||619-607-0117|
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|Croces West||San Diego CA||619-233-4355|
|La Villa||San Diego CA||619-255-5221|
|The Pearl Hotel||San Diego CA||877-732-7573|
|Piatti||San Diego CA||858-454-1589|
|Real Food & Spirits||Solana Beach CA||858-793-7325|
|BFD-Big Front Door||San Diego CA||619-255-4100|
|Village Pizzeria Bay Side||Coronado CA||619-522-6890|
|Tom Hams Light House||San Diego CA||619-291-9110|
|Cookbook Tavola Calda||San Diego CA||619-793-9221|
|Bridges at Rancho Santa Fe||Rancho Santa Fe CA||858-759-6063|
|US Grant Hotel Main||San Diego CA||619-232-3121|
|Isola Pizza Bar||San Diego CA||619-255-4230|
|Trattoria I Trulli||Encinitas CA||760-943-6800|
|The Shores||La Jolla CA||858-459-8271|
|Buon Appetito||San Diego CA||619-238-9880|
|Giuseppe Restaurants & Fine Catering||San Diego CA||619-838-8268|
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|The Wild Thyme Company||San Diego CA||858-527-0226|
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|Via Italia Trattoria||Encinitas CA||760-479-9757|
|Village Pizzaria||Coronado CA||619-522-6890|
|Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club||Rancho Santa Fe CA||858-756-1582|
|Friends of Specialty Produce||San Diego CA||619-295-3173|
|Kettner Exchange||San Diego CA||312-415-5455|
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|Amalfi Gourmet LLC||San Diego CA||619-379-3099|
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|West Steak and Seafood||Carlsbad CA||760-930-9100|
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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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