Broccoli rabe's bitterness is a pleasant foil to the sweet spices in the lamb dish. Pour the same wine you used for the lamb. You can make the cookies a couple of days in advance. Serves: 6

Zinfandel-Braised Leg of Lamb

Garlicky broccoli rabe
Cook 8 cups (2-inch) cut broccoli rabe in boiling water 2 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain and plunge into ice water; drain. Heat 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil and 1 tablespoon butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper and 4 minced garlic cloves; cook 1 minute, stirring frequently. Add broccoli rabe and 1/2 teaspoon salt; cook 3 minutes or until heated, stirring occasionally. Serve with lemon wedges.
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