Saturday, June 04, 2011

What the fuck is Broccoli Raab?

To be honest this isn't a broccoli raab recipe... it's a recipe that you can fold broccoli raab into....

0.5 lb of linguine - Porcini linguine was pretty awesome for this...
1-2 bulbs of garlic - depending on how much you like garlic... peeled.
Shit ton of shrooms - trumpet, oyster, porcini, cremini, white, whatever your fancy... but get three kinds cuz it's just awesome that way. I'd say... 20-30 oz of it.

That damned broccoli raab. However much you feel like... I used all mine up in one go. Chopped... I tossed most of the stems into the compost.

half stick of butter

Half a pack of fresh Savory... uh... 2-3 tablespoons chopped?

1 tablespoon salt, Couple coarse grounds of pepper

Slice the mushrooms. It doesn't matter about being clean about it. I used the slicer attachment on the food processor.

Prepare 6 quarts of water to cook the linguine - start getting it to a boil.

Melt butter over medium heat in a large skillet. Toss in garlic and savory. Toss around a bit and then throw in all the mushrooms and broccoli raab. Season with salt and pepper and saute for a bit. With all those mushrooms, the liquid's going to start coming out and steam. Cover and bring to medium low.

Let simmer in its own juices for a while... a good half hour at least. Now's the time to cook the linguine. Cook for about half the recommended time.

With tongs, put the linquine in with the shroom mixture and fold in. If there isn't enough water, spoon in the pasta water. Cover and let sit in medium low heat for the remainder of the recommended cooking time. If it seems to be dry, spoon in more pasta water. Keep cooking until the noodles are at the texture you want it to be (the wife likes it more over done...).

2 comments:

Kathy said...

This recipe sounds awesome. I love broccoli raab, mushrooms and garlic...Ernest and I will make it sometime!

e M i said...

Sounds yummy!! :)