Re: [gardeners] Spigariello or Minestra Nera?

Carol J. Bova (
Wed, 04 Jul 2001 20:52:15 -0700

This is a new one to me.  (Is this the same as broccoli raab?) I found a 
picture from a seed company, but conflicting reports elsewhere.
Wonder if you could substitute it for kale or escarole?

My aunts used to make a chicken broth, then added washed, and coarsely 
chopped escarole, simmered it for about 20-30 minutes, then served with 
parmesan cheese.

I came across another escarole dish where you cook white beans,  then in 
another pot, sautee onions and garlic til soft, then add chopped escarole
and saute til wilted, then add the white beans and chicken broth and cook 
together for 20 minutes.

Curious to hear more about this!
         Sunland, CA
         Sunset 19

At 12:59 PM 7/4/2001 -0600, you wrote:
>Okay, I'm growing Spigariello, leaf broccoli.  I'm told it's also known as 
>Minestra Nera because it's used to make that dish (black soup).Does anyone 
>know a recipe for making that soup or any other use for this 
>veggie?   Thanks in advance, Margaret L