Broccolini with Vin Cotto

Coated in a balsamic vinegar glaze, this garlic-flecked broccoli makes for a lovely supper side.

Ingredients:
1 cup balsamic vinegar
1 cup sugar
1 pound broccolini, washed and trimmed
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 cloves garlic, peeled
¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
Sea salt

Method:
1. Pour balsamic vinegar and sugar into a small saucepan set over medium heat. Let reduce by a half to a third, 25-30 minutes. Set aside.

2. Set a 6-quart pot of water to boil. When boiling, add the broccolini and blanch for about 2 minutes. Drain, rinse under cold water, and set aside.

3. Set a cast iron skillet over high heat. Add the olive oil, garlic and red pepper flakes and cook to season the oil for a minute or two. Add the blanched broccoli and sear, tossing carefully after a minute. After 3-4 minutes more, remove from heat. (The broccolini should be tender yet retain a definite crunch.)

4. Transfer the broccolini, garlic and pepper flakes to a serving platter and pour any remaining oil from the skillet over the veggies. Drizzle generously with the vin cotto glaze. Season with more salt and pepper as desired.

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What a snowy week it has been! As the flakes turn to raindrops, we’ve got an incredibly-satisfying menu of warm and cozy favorites to help ward off any pervading winter chill: Housemade French lentil soup crafted from seasonal veg, smoky pancetta and our own chicken stock, Gruyère cheese bread to serve alongside, and all the ingredients to make your own buckwheat crêpes with earthy mushroom filling. Also included: A beautiful bounty of greens fit for braising, both our signature citronette dressing and crème fraîche, as well as produce like red beets, Mokum carrots, Black Spanish radishes and a medley of crisp apples.

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Ingredients:
1-2 bunches of broccolini
2 cloves garlic
2 slices of rustic bread, such as Italian Rustica
Pinch red pepper flakes
½ cup Grana cheese, grated
Olive oil
Sea salt

Method:
1. Preheat oven to 425°. In a food processor, pulse the bread slices and garlic until the bread forms coarse crumbs and the garlic is chopped.

2. On a large rimmed baking sheet, toss the broccolini and red pepper flakes with about 2 tablespoons oil and then season generously with salt. Add the grated Grana and bread crumb mixture and toss to combine. Spread in an even layer and roast until the broccolini is tender and beginning to brown, about 10 to 12 minutes.

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