Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Mediterranean Food and Wine: Italian Pasta Recipes from Med Food and Travel Blog

Mediterranean Recipes -
Orechiette with Sausage and Broccolli Rabe

¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
1 large onion
4 garlic cloves, peeled and coarsely chopped
1 pound Italian sausage (make sure you get the best sausages you can find!)
dry marjoram leaves, bay leaves, salt and pepper
1 pound dry orecchiette
2 large bunches of broccolli rabe
White wine
Freshly-grated parmigiano cheese

1. Heat the olive oil and stir in the chopped onion and garlic in a large deep sauté pan over medium heat, let the onions brown 5-8 minutes. Add the sliced sausages and sauté until brown and cooked. Add the bay leaves, marjoram and any other herbs you want. Salt and pepper to taste, and sauté one minute. Add half glass of white wine.

2. Steam or boil the Broccoli Rabe for about 2 -3 minutes, until cooked but still firm. When cooked add to the pan with the sausage and mix in with the sausage sauce. Set aside.

3. Meanwhile, cook orecchiette in boiling water until al dente. About 10-13 minutes. Drain and add the cooked orechiette to the Sausage and Broccoli pan.

4. Add another half glass of white wine and let cook for a minute, so that the pasta soaks slightly the sausage and broccoli sauce. Remove from heat and pour into a large serving platter or bowl. Spoon remaining sauce over the top. Sprinkle with Parmigiano cheese.

Serves 4 as main course.


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