Leafy Green with Envy (and Cheese)Posted: January 18, 2012
Despite what some may think, I do like vegetables. A quick glance through this site will see a lot of onions and mushrooms and tomatoes and potatoes — and a ton of zucchini due to my mild obsession last summer. But, what you won’t find are a lot of leafy green ones. So, this year I’ve resolved to eat more of them. To ease myself into this plan, I combined a fair amount of garlic and Parmesan with broccoli rabe and baked the whole thing until it was warm and savory. Which went really well the maple-mustard glazed chicken I made, by the way.
Garlicky Broccoli Rabe Gratin
– 1 bunch of broccoli rabe, washed & trimmed
– 5 to 6 cloves of garlic, peeled & chopped
– Olive oil
– Salt and pepper
– Parmesan, grated
Heat your oven to 400º.
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the broccoli rabe and cook until bright green and tender, about 3 minutes. Remove, plunge into ice water and drain.
Add a few tablespoons of oil to a large pan over medium-hight heat. Add the garlic and saute until golden. (Don’t burn!) Chop the broccoli rabe into bite-sized pieces and add it to the pan. Toss with the garlic then turn off the heat. Add the mixture to a baking dish and sprinkle with grated Parmesan. Bake until the cheese melts, about 10 minutes. Serve hot.
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