As a child, I truly hated Broccoli Rabe. My family would make it all the time and I wanted nothing to do with it. They'd say, "Just try it, you may like it" and I'd say, "Bleech! No way!"
But as an adult, I can't get enough of this bitter, nutty tasting green. It goes great on a sandwich with sausage and fresh provolone and I also love it as a side for London Broil.
This is my first attempt at growing Broccoli Rabe in the garden and I'm really happy with the results. Garden grown Broccoli Rabe seems to be a lot less bitter. It'll a cool season crop, so I had to plant it in April. And it will bolt once the weather gets too warm, so enjoy it while you can. I'm going to plant some more in late August for a nice fall crop. Yum!
This batch made it's way into a bowl of cavatelli, sausage and sun dried tomatoes. When I asked my son if he wanted to try some his response was a familiar, "Bleech, no way!" Oh well, he'll learn.