No stovetop- how can I cook my broccoli rabe?
Recently, I bought a huge quantity of broccoli rabe because it was on sale for 99 cents/lb. Unfortunately, when I went to cook it, I found that the spark module on my gas range wasn't working, so I can't use the stovetop until my landlord fixes it (which probably won't happen for awhile).
Usually I blanch it so it's not so bitter, then sauté with some garlic, pepper flakes, and olive oil. Is there some other way to cook it that doesn't necessitate the use of a stovetop? I can use my oven. I assume you can't it eat raw.
Any help would be really appreciated!
Do you by any chance have a microwave or an electric water kettle that you could use to heat water for blanching?
If not, I agree with escondido that roasting is the way to go. Try drizzling with some honey or syrupy balsamic to offset the bitterness. Or, a little lemon juice sprinkled on after roasting could help.