Monday, June 20, 2011
Itty Bitter Broccoli
Incidentally, did you know that your tolerance (and hankering) for Bitter increases as you get older? Little kids are generally very sensitive to acrid tastes, but less sensitive than the grown-ups to sour. That's why they like to suck on lemons, and also why they will not like this. Our kids just had the sausage on bread with ketchup and mustard.
Broccoli Raab and Sweet Italian Sausage Sandwiches
1 Baguette, cut into 4 pieces
1 bunch Broccoli Raab
1 T. Olive Oil
1 Onion, diced
1 clove Garlic, minced
1 lb. Sweet Italian Sausage, cooked and sliced
1 C. Shredded Mozzarella
Preheat oven to 400. Slice each baguette chunk in half horizontally and place on a baking sheet. Bring a large pot of water to a boil and add 1 T. salt. Add the broccoli raab and cook for two minutes, until the stems are just tender. Remove and drain in a colander, then rinse with cold water. Chop into bite sized pieces. Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a large pan over medium high heat and saute the onion. After a few minutes, when the onions have softened but are not browned, add the garlic and the chopped raab. Stir and cook a minute, adding salt and pepper to taste. Remove from the heat. Layer greens, sausage and mozzarella on the baguette halves. Bake for about ten minutes, until the cheese has melted and is beginning to brown.