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Orecchiette with Sausage and Escarole Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Michele Sanders

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 pound orecchiette
5 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
1 pound sweet or spicy Italian sausage, removed from casings
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 cup chicken broth
1 lb broccoli fleurets or 2 bunches escarole**
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/2 cup freshly grated Pecorino Romano

Directions:
Directions:
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the orecchiette and cook according to package instructions.** When using escarole, chop escarole into bite size pieces. Blanch in boiling water for 2-3 minutes or until slightly wilted. Strain out water and squeeze out as much liquid as possible** put aside.
Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of the olive oil over medium high heat. Crumble the sausage into the skillet and cook, breaking apart with a spoon, until lightly browned, 5-6 minutes. Reduce the heat to medium and add the garlic; cook for 1 minute more.
Add the remaining 4 tablespoons of olive oil, chicken broth, broccoli** or escarole**, salt and red pepper flakes. Cook, stirring frequently and scraping the bottom of the pan to release the flavorful brown bits, until the broccoli is tender-crisp, 3-4 minutes. Stir in the butter until melted and simmer for a few minutes to reduce and concentrate the sauce.
Drain the pasta well and place back in the pasta pot. Add the sausage and broccoli mixture, along with half of the cheese, and toss to blend. Taste and adjust seasoning. Transfer to a serving platter or individual bowls and pass the remaining grated cheese at the table.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
6
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
30 Minutes

 

 

 

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