Also known as broccoli raab, broccoletti, and rapini, this cabbage relative has small florets with leaves that resemble those of kale. Known for its bitter flavor, broccoli rabe is often blanched to tone down the bitterness, then sautéed with garlic and olive oil or lemon and red pepper flakes and mixed into pastas, pizzas, and other dishes. It is common in southern Italian cuisine and has gained popularity in restaurants across the US.
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