How to Toast Nuts in Skillet
When a skillet dish calls for toasted nuts, there's no need to heat up the oven. Simply toast the nuts for a few minutes in an ungreased skillet on medium heat just until lightly browned, stirring frequently.
Substitute 8 cups small broccoli florets for the broccoli rabe, adding the broccoli to the cooking water for the last 4 min. of the noodle cooking time.
Broccoli rabe, also known as rapini, has an earthy, nutty, slightly bitter taste, which mellows out considerably as it cooks. As a bonus, there's little waste when cooking with broccoli rabe since both the leaves and broccoli-like buds are edible.