I've been looking for Broccoli Rabe in the local stores for a while without much luck. Broccoli Rabe is also known as Rapini. I often see broccolini, which we like, but it is something different.
On Saturday, I meandered through the Urbana Farmers Market with my daughter-in-law. Even though it is early in the season and the market still has quite a few empty stalls, we found plenty to pique our interest. I found Rapini and French-style macaroons, DIL found a gift for her mom (shush) and a breakfast pie from an Amish baker.
Another benefit of stopping by the farmers market, the Coop and Lincoln Square, I ran into various people from work and the community. I have a coffee date and caught up on friends' lives. Nice benefit to living in CU!
I have several recipes for Rapini that I wanted to try and made one the other night from Sauveur.com. This recipe is vegetarian, except we topped it with a baked chicken breast. I had farafalle in the cupboard and used it instead of buying orecchiette.
Here is a link to the recipe... Orecchiette with Rapini and Goat Cheese. Easy and delcious!