Broccoli Raab Stir Fry


Thanksgiving is just around the corner. Eating is the big part of this holiday and that's why it is my most favorite holiday of all. Everybody is talking and thinking about food and there are plentiful of good food everywhere. As everybody is thinking about what to make, I thought I would post this recipe again using wonderful Broccoli Raab or Rapini from Simmons Family Farm out in Neiderwald. I posted this same recipe using Morning Glory here. Rapini is a close family of turnip. The greens are very tender and takes seconds to stir fry. I love the mild flavor of it. You can use any dark greens in this recipe like collard greens, mustard greens, spinach or kale.

I picked these broccoli raab up last weekend. The Simmons are always at Austin Farmers' Market downtown every Saturday. They bring an assortment of vegetables including some hard-to-find Thai ingredients for your Thai dishes like kaffir lime leaves, lemongrass, holy basil or Thai apple eggplant. Right now, they are harvesting broccoli raab and Chinese broccoli. Both of these vegetables are excellent for this recipe.

Both of these vegetables are excellent for this recipe.

Above is a picture of the girls at the farm, from left, Apple, Penelope or Penel and Maew. They are always at the stand every Saturdays. The farm is having a bonfire this coming Saturday October 16th at their farm in the early evening. Call to rsvp at(512) 788 1468. They will be serving hot dogs and other goodies. Bring your drinks (no alcohol please) and your blankets and enjoy the night sky at the Simmons. The Simmons request that you leave your four legged friends at home.

Stir Fried Greens

1 tbsp vegetable oil

4 bruised chillies

4 cloves garlic, bruised

2 qt bite size (about 2 inch long) of any greens

1 tsp soy bean paste

2 tbsp soy sauce

1/2 cup water or stock

Heat up the oil in a pan, fry garlic and chilies until fragrant, add vegetables, soy bean paste, soy sauce and water and stir fry until vegetables are wilted. Check seasoning and serve immediately over rice.

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