Broccoli rabe often gets passed over because people don’t know what to do with it. We think of it as a sexier alternative to broccoli—darker and a little bitter. It’s available nearly year-round and, like its cruciferous cousins, can be roasted, steamed, braised, or simply sautéed, as it is here.
This recipe was featured as part of our Christmas Day Feast, Italian Style menu.
Beverage pairing: A red wine from Tuscany will be delicious with this dish. A Chianti would do the trick, but for something a bit more unusual, try a Rosso di Montalcino (made from Sangiovese), like the 2004 Casisano Colombaio Rosso di Montalcino.