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Rapini and Pasta (One-dish Meal) Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Jim Bagley
Added: Friday, October 20, 2006

Category:
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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
2 bunches broccoli rabe (also known as rapini, broccoli raab, broccoli di rape).
1 pound pasta (orecchiette, penne, or gemelli)
5 large cloves garlic (to taste)
Good glug of olive oil (1/4 cup)
1½ pounds sweet Italian sausage (optional)

Directions:
Directions:
Directions:
Cut the end off the stalks of the broccoli rabe before you unwrap the bunches. Then wash and cut the rabe into small pieces (less than one inch). Put the rabe in a pot (with strainer) filled with water and boil until rabe is about ¾ done. Remove the rabe using the strainer and set aside. (The rabe will continue to cook in its own heat and, if overcooked, will become mushy.)

Cook the pasta in the same water. While pasta is cooking, peel and cut the garlic cloves into thin slices. Using the olive oil, sauté in a small skillet until garlic is not quite brown. Drain pasta when done (cook to “al dente,” don’t over cook) and combine rabe, sautéed garlic and oil and pasta. Stir over heat for a moment and serve. This dish is a meal in itself.

Optional:
Grill the sausage links on your outdoor grill until done. Cut into ¾ inch pieces and add to pasta at same time as adding rabe.

 

 

 

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