Low & Slow Broccoli Rabe
with Garlic, Anchovies & Lemon
1 pound of trimmed broccoli rabe
½ cup of olive oil
2 chopped anchovies
2 cloves of garlic, crushed
Pinch of salt
Zest of one lemon (save the rest of the lemon for later)
½ cup of water
Heat ½ cup of olive oil in a medium to large skillet over medium heat; add 2 chopped anchovies, 2 crushed cloves of garlic, the zest of one lemon (save the rest of the lemon for later), and salt.
When everything starts to sizzle and become fragrant (about 1-2 minutes later), add 1 lb broccoli rabe and ½ cup water. Reduce the heat to medium-low, cover and cook, stirring every now and then until very soft – about 50 minutes to an hour.
Continue cooking, uncovered, over medium-high for 5-10 minutes longer to reduce any remaining liquid to a glossy 1/2 inch of sauce. Finish with a big squeeze of lemon juice.