|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|