Rapini with Toasted Sesame Seeds and Ginger

(From  Winter Foods: Recipes and Cooking Tips from Even’ Star Organic Farm, by Brett Grohsgal and Julia Shanks.) Winter Foods: Recipes and Cooking Tips from Even’ Star Farm

Ingredients

  • 1 quart ziplock of rapini
  • 2 teaspoons raw sesame seeds
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, chopped
  • 1 clove of garlic chopped
  • 1 tablespoon mirin
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • ½ teaspoon honey (optional)

Preparation

  • Toast the sesame seeds in a dry skillet until golden brown.
  • Add sesame oil and garlic and cook until the garlic just starts to brown.
  • Add the ginger and cook for 10 seconds.
  • Add the rapini and then the mirin and say sauce.  Cook until just barely wilted.
  • Remove from the stove and taste.  If the rapini is at all bitter, add a small amount of honey and serve immediately.

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