broccoli rabe

noun
\-ˌräb \

Definition of broccoli rabe 

: a garden brassica (Brassica rapa ruvo) that is related to the turnip and produces edible leafy branching stalks and compact clusters of yellow florets

called also broccoli raab\-ˌräb, -ˌrab\, rapini

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Toss pasta with broccoli rabe mixture and serve immediately. Country Living, "Pasta with Sausage and Broccoli Rabe," 14 July 2012 Stir in broccoli rabe, water and 1/8 teaspoon salt. Daniel Neman, charlotteobserver, "Cooking for one doesn’t have to be a problem," 24 Apr. 2018 Today’s recipe for broccoli rabe, sausage and white bean soup, which uses chicken broth as the base, is an example of that philosophy. Linda Giuca And Christopher Prosperi, courant.com, "Broccoli Rabe, White Bean Soup Leaves Room For Choice," 12 Mar. 2018 Edible flowers, such as delicate but peppery blossoming arugula and vibrant yellow broccoli rabe, work well in a variety of recipes, whether added at the last minute or used as a garnish. Noelle Carter, latimes.com, "Frittatas, soups, salads, risotto and more ideas for asparagus, now in season," 6 Apr. 2018 But the broccoli rabe especially was a non starter as a flavor. Peter Landry, Philly.com, "Crushing, smashing, shaking, whisking our way to winning cornflake chicken," 9 Apr. 2018 Using tongs, transfer broccoli rabe to bowl of ice water and agitate to rapidly cool down. Claire Saffitz, Bon Appetit, "Slow-Cooker Roast Pork Sandwiches," 19 Mar. 2018 Accompanying the meat were vegetables, such as carrots, parsnips, fingerling potatoes, cauliflower and broccoli rabe. Lauren Delgado, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Enzo's Hideaway offers Italian fare paired with prohibition-style cocktails," 14 July 2018 Any kind of green – escarole, Swiss chard, kale or beet leaves, to name a few – could be substituted for the broccoli rabe. Linda Giuca And Christopher Prosperi, courant.com, "Broccoli Rabe, White Bean Soup Leaves Room For Choice," 12 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of broccoli rabe

1928, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for broccoli rabe

regularization (conformed to broccoli) of any of various southern Italian dialect forms, such as Neapolitan vruoccole de rapa, literally, "flower stalks of the turnip"

Note: The spellings rabe, raab reflect English perceptions of a lenis stop and reduced or absent vowel in the southern Italian forms.

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