Broccoli Rabe w/ Garlic and Anchovies

  • 2 pound(s) broccoli rabe, stem ends trimmed, chopped
  • 3 tablespoon(s) extra-virgin olive oil
  • 6 clove(s) garlic, chopped
  • 6  anchovy fillets, chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon(s) crushed red pepper, (optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon(s) salt
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste

Bring a large pot or Dutch oven of water to a boil. Add broccoli rabe and cook until tender when pierced with a fork, 3 to 5 minutes. Drain well. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add garlic, anchovies and crushed red pepper (if using); cook, stirring, until the garlic is very light brown, 1 to 2 minutes. Add the broccoli rabe, toss to coat, and cook, stirring occasionally, for 2 minutes more. Season with salt and pepper.

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