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Saturday, April 23, 2011

The Perfect Red Wine with Overwintered Broccoli Rabe

Overwintered Broccoli Rabe

 Overwintered Broccoli Rabe, Sauteed
This spring weekend, I found overwintered broccoli rabe at the Union Square Farmers market.  This crop was planted in fall and then harvested in early spring.  After a cold winter, the roots awaken and then grow into a sweet broccoli rabe with no bitterness.  

The flavor of overwintered broccoli rabe is particularly arresting when the vegetable is served with a perfect full-bodied red, such as the Los Braceros from the Robledo Vinyard.  The wine has a oak flavor with a spicy pepper finish and goes perfectly with deep greens and legumes.
-  My next blog entry will have details on how you can order a bottle at a wholesale price.

A Robledo Red Wine with Overwintered Broccoli Rabe
Easy Recipe for Wintered Over Greens with Whole Wheat Pasta:

Saute the greens with a lot of garlic, and olive oil on medium heat then add some legumes, whole wheat pasta, and salt, pepper to create a well balanced healthy meal.  For a final touch, You can garnish with some grated Parmesan Reggiano.

Whole Wheat Pasta with Kidney Beans and Overwintered Broccoli Rabe

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