Saturday, March 13, 2010
This week in our CSA we received a bunch of cabbage rabe (also may be called raab, both pronounced like 'rob'). At the end of the growing season, cabbage plants go to seed, sending up shoots of leaves with flowers at the end. The leaves, flowers, and thin parts of the stem are all edible and nutritious. Kale, collard greens, and broccoli all do the same thing (though not to be confused with "broccoli rabe", which does not come from the regular broccoli plant...confusing, yes?).
We sauteed our rabe in sesame oil with a little garlic and ginger, along with a few other things (kohlrabi bulb and leaves, onion, spinach, frozen peas) and made a nice little Yumm Bowl out of it.
Sauteeing the veggies, that blur in the background is Joe toasting cashews: