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    Orecchiette With Broccoli Rabe and Sausage

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    Epi Curious's Note:

    This is from "Lidia's Italian Table: Italian American Favorites" by Lidia Matticchio Bastianich, author and host of the PBS television series of the same name. The shape of the pasta (orecchiette means "little ears" ) soaks up the flavorful sauce. This is a one-dish meal, very hearty and very satisfying. Serve with lots of crusty bread to soak up the sauce.

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    Serves: 6


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    1. 1
      Bring the chicken stock to a boil.
    2. 2
      Cook the orecchiette in a large pot of boiling salted water until al dente; drain well.
    3. 3
      Meanwhile, in a large, deep skillet, heat the oil. Add the garlic and cook over moderately high heat until golden. Add the broccoli rabe, crushed red pepper and salt; cover and steam for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in the hot chicken stock, sausage and butter and cook over high heat until the sauce reduces slightly, about 3 minutes.
    4. 4
      Add the orecchiette to the skillet and toss gently. Sprinkle half the Parmigiano on top and toss again. Serve immediately, sprinkled with the remaining cheese.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on June 26, 2011


      Despite my raised eyebrow regarding the directions, I cooked this anyway because I have wanted to try one of Lydia's recipes and I had the ingredients. It did not disappoint for me and my picky husband and 3-year-old; it had a wonderful flavor. Next time I will make just a few modifications based on my family's preference. I will add a can of cannellini beans pureeing half the can to make the sauce just a bit thicker and creamier while adding protein without the fat of dairy. This was quick and easy enough for a week night meal. I'm definitely adding this to my repertoire.

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    • on October 12, 2014


      Perfecto.... <br/>Had broccoli rabe and just bought a big chunk of parmisano reggiano and sweet sausage from my Italian market. <br/>Didn't have this in mind but... Glad I made it.<br/>I always start rabe with EVOO, garlic and red pepper flake so I had a good feeling before I started. <br/>I'll make this as my pasta course next time company is over.<br/>Thank you for sharing.

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    • on August 28, 2014

      Phenominal recipe just as it is!!

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    Nutritional Facts for Orecchiette With Broccoli Rabe and Sausage

    Serving Size: 1 (286 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 498.5
    Calories from Fat 157
    Total Fat 17.4 g
    Saturated Fat 4.8 g
    Cholesterol 20.7 mg
    Sodium 525.4 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 62.9 g
    Dietary Fiber 5.5 g
    Sugars 3.1 g
    Protein 23.2 g

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