This Rapini was a perfect side dish for my Chicken Saltimbocca with Lemon Sauce.
The Lemon Sauce complemented both the Saltimbocca and the Rapini.
Rapini is sort of the ugly step sister of broccoli except – news flash- Rapini, or Broccoli Rabe as it is also known, is a member of the turnip family and not related to broccoli at all. They just happen to look somewhat similar.
Rapini is know for its bitter, earthy flavour. Apparently best practice is to blanche the Rapini for 2-3 minutes to alleviate the bitterness.
Some people like it with a sprinkle of white vinegar over it as well.