Saturday, November 10, 2007

Day 10 Recipe from Jeff?

So today I thought I would do a food blog. It kind of came to me last night. I was coming back from the gym and I stopped in the veggie place. I joked with Rosalba that I wanted to make rape but I didn't have any orecchiette at home (and I was too lazy to walk the other direction and get some). She says, "That's OK. You can make "Rape Stuffate" This was a new one for me. What's it take?
Picture of the ingredients

The list of ingredients:
1 kilo of cleaned Rape (turned out to be way to much for me so I have some for lunch today)
2-3 tomatoes (I used 5 or 6 cherry tomatoes because I wanted to buy a big bag of cherry tomatoes for the weekend)
1-2 cloves of garlic
2 bay leaves (Foglia d'alloro, sometimes I call these "foglia d'oro" or "leaves of gold" because I could swear that's what they say)
olive oil

You heat up about 2 cups of water (with a little salt) and add all the above cook for about 10-15 minutes and there you have "Rape Stuffate".

Just like she mentioned the smell when it's cooking is great. I was a little disappointed how it looked at the end. The red of the tomatoes tends to wash out the dark green of the rape. Maybe I did something wrong and the tomatoes were supposed to be added later. I don't know. Hey this isn't a foodie blog!!! It tasted good but then again it's all ingredients I like so I expect it to.


Anonymous said...

Jeff, ma poi hai avuto il coraggio di mangiare le rape??

Julia said...

My mother in law makes these (she lives in Francavilla Fontana, just 30 minutes away from you) and I ADORE them. I almost like them better without the orecchiette.

Lori said...

mmmmm. I bet I can substitute the rape for Kale. Or is it the same thing? Anyway. Good job.

Maryann@FindingLaDolceVita said...

Jeff, I think you did a great job! Your broccoli rabe looks delicious :)

Jeff Gromen said...

Sono piu pugliese di te! Non ci credo, non mangi rape!

I think the farm for the "veggie place" is out by FF.

I guess kale would work.

Thanks. The smell is really good too so you have to make it for yourself.


Stelle in Italia said...

sounds good to me! i want to try some! you're good at this food blog stuff!