Monday, September 3, 2007

Post #17 - Beans and Rapini

This is one of my favorite weekend lunches.

1 bunch rapini (broccoli rabe)
1 can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
1 clove garlic, diced
1 slice pancetta, diced
hot pepper flakes
chicken broth
lemon juice
parmesan cheese

Trim the tough stems off the rapini. Blanch for about 5 minutes, shock in ice water. Drain well - squeeze in paper towels or your hands.

Saute the pancetta until crispy, add the garlic and pepper flakes, saute a while. Add the rapini and beans, toss around for a while. Add chicken broth, let simmer for a bit. Add in a squeeze or 2 of lemon juice. Top with parmesan.


Donna-FFW said...

Vicki- This does sound so delicious! I make something similar with escarole, but your add ins are so much more flavorful!

Vicki said...

Hey Donna -
I've done it w/escarole and spinach in the past. You can also sub bacon or ham for the pancetta. Tasty, no matter how you make it!

lisa b. said...

beans, greens, pork and cheese! YAY! Thanks Lady for the recipe link!
Have great 2010!

Vicki said...

Hey Lisa - HNY to you as well. Enjoy the recipe and the year!