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Orecchiette with Broccoli Rabe
and Sausage

(Orecchiette con Broccoli di Rape e Salsiccia)

Rao's Cookbook:
Over 100 Years of
Italian Home Cooking

By Frank Pellegrino, 1998, Random House

"Orecchiette, 'little ears' in Italian, are small disc- or ear-shaped
semolina pastas once made only at home. If you can't find this
shape, any ridged or tubular small pasta will hold the sauce
just fine."

Serves 4 as main course. Serves 6 as pasta course.

1/4 cup flavored olive oil
4 garlic cloves, peeled and chopped
1 pound Italian sausage, a combination of hot
and sweet according to your taste, cut into
bite-size pieces
Salt and pepper to taste
1 cup broccoli rabe water
1 pound orecchiette
1 pound broccoli rabe, cooked
Freshly-grated Pecorino Romano cheese

1. Heat oil and stir in garlic in a large sauté pan over medium heat. Add
the sausages and sauté until meat is cooked and loses its raw look.
2. Salt and pepper to taste, and sauté one minute.
3. Add the rabe water.
4. Raise heat and cook until sauce is hot.
5. Meanwhile, cook orecchiette in rapidly boiling water until al dente.
6. Drain orecchiette. Return drained orecchiette to the pot. Place over medium heat and stir in 3/4 cup of broccoli rabe and sausage sauce.
7. Using a wooden spoon, toss together for 1 minute. Remove from
heat and pour into a large serving platter or bowl. Spoon remaining
sauce over the top. Sprinkle with Pecorino Romano cheese.

Flavored Olive Oil

Makes 1 cup

1 cup fine-quality olive oil
(such as Filippo Berio)
4 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed

1. Heat oil in a small, heavy saucepan on medium-low heat.
2. Add garlic and barely simmer until garlic is just beginning to brown.
3. Remove and discard garlic.
4. Pour oil into a clean container and reserve, at room temperature,
to use as flavored oil for frying and sautéing.

Broccoli Rabe

2 large bunches broccoli rabe

1. Remove any tough outer or damaged leaves. Cut off the stems and
tear the leaves into large pieces (about 3 to 4 inches). Wash in a sink
filled with cold water. Shake off excess water.
2. Place broccoli rabe in a deep saucepan with cold water to cover by
about 2 inches. Bring just to a simmer over high heat. As soon as
bubbles appear at the sides of the pan, remove it from the heat.
3. Drain cooking water. (Reserve it if you are going to combine the
broccoli rabe with pasta or are going to prepare a Rao’s recipe
requiring broccoli rabe water.)
4. Immediately place broccoli rabe in cold water to cover to stop the
cooking process. when broccoli rabe is cool, drain well in a colander
and pat dry.
5. Cover with a damp cloth and refrigerate until ready to sauté or add
to pasta or sauces.

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