broccoli rabe

noun
\ -ˌräb How to pronounce broccoli rabe (audio) \
variants: or less commonly broccoli raab \ -​ˌräb How to pronounce broccoli raab (audio) , -​ˌrab \ or broccoli rab \ -​ˌräb How to pronounce  broccoli rab (audio) , -​ˌrab \

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 rapini

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Recent Examples on the Web Schlow’s inclinations lead toward greens, such as Brussels sprouts leaves, kale and, as pictured, broccoli rabe (which was blanched first to begin the cooking process). Becky Krystal, Washington Post, "How to make a thrifty, fast and tasty one-pot pasta any day of the week," 28 Oct. 2019 Schlow’s inclinations lead toward greens, such as Brussels sprouts leaves, kale and broccoli rabe (which was blanched first to begin the cooking process). Becky Krystal, The Denver Post, "How to make a thrifty, fast and tasty one-pot pasta any day of the week," 7 Nov. 2019 Second, throw in broccoli rabe and cook, 5 minutes-ish. Alex Beggs, Bon Appétit, "These White Beans Are More Reliable Than My WiFi," 1 Nov. 2019 Specialty sandwiches included Fucci’s take on the classics, such as a roast pork with broccoli rabe and provolone cheese ($11.25) and the chicken cordon bleu with ham and cheese ($9.75). BostonGlobe.com, "Chef Mike’s brings old-world Italian classics to Needham - The Boston Globe," 12 Sep. 2019 Transfer the broccoli rabe to serving plates and carefully flip the salmon. Genevieve Ko, latimes.com, "Kitchen Comforts: Teriyaki is the best BBQ sauce that isn’t barbecue at all," 5 June 2019 Cooked vegetables are also a regular on De Laurentiis’ plate, from kale and sweet potatoes to broccoli rabe. Matt Mcnulty, PEOPLE.com, "Giada De Laurentiis Dishes on Her Healthy Diet and the Importance of Self Care," 24 July 2019 Blanch broccoli rabe until tender, about 2 minutes and transfer to ice bath. Aleksandra Crapanzano, WSJ, "6 Fresh Takes on Pesto," 3 Aug. 2018 Philly’s most noteworthy contribution to the wide world of meat-on-bread is the Italian roast pork sandwich, topped with sharp provolone and broccoli rabe. Alex Delany, Bon Appetit, "This Slow Cooker Roast Pork Sandwich Wins Championships," 31 Jan. 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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“Broccoli rabe.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rabe. Accessed 20 Feb. 2020.

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