Thursday, November 24, 2011

Orecchiette with Broccoli Rabe & Sausage

1/4 C. olive oil
4 garlic cloves, peeled & chopped
1 pound Italian sausage, hot and or sweet according to taste, cut into bit size pieces
1 pound broccoli rabe, cooked
1 C. broccoli rabe water
salt & pepper to taste
1 pound orecchiette pasta
freshly grated pecorino romano cheese

1. Heat oil and garlic and stir in garlic in a large saute pan over medium heat. Add the sausage and saute until cooked.

2. Add cooked broccoli rabe to sausage. Add rabe water, salt & pepper to taste.

3. Raise heat and cook until sauce is hot.

4. Meanwhile, cook pasta in rapidly boiling salted water until al dente.

5. Drain pasta. Return drained pasta to the pot. Place over medium-high heat and stir in 3/4 cup of broccoli rabe and sausage sauce. Using wooden spoon, toss together for 1 minute. Remove from heat and pour into a large serving bowl. Top with remaining sauce. Sprinkle with grated cheese.


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