broccoli raab

/BROH-koh-lee RAHB/

Broccoli raab is a dark leafy green vegetable, the very tips of broccoletti, similar to turnip tops with long tender stems and tiny florets, related to both broccoli and the turnip family, and combining qualities of mustard greens and broccoli. It can be bitter but is good served cold with olive oil and lemon juice or sautéed with garlic and chillis and served with pasta such as orecchiette and cheese. It is also braised and steamed and served with typical Mediterranean foods. Broccoli raab appears in markets in Italy in November and can be found right through to April.

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