|one dish wonder|
it contains one of my favorite foods ever.......
|rapini (aka broccoli rabe)|
it's an easy weeknight supper, requiring only two pots. here's how:
trim and coarsely chop your rapini (i used 2 bunches for a pound of pasta).
bring large pot of salted water to boil.
blanch rapini for 3 minutes and move to ice bath (use tongs or a slotted spoon so you don't dump out the water. you'll be cooking the pasta in it next)
remove sausage from casings (1/2 pound should be enough) and brown. then drain on paper towels.
add 2 T olive oil to pan and saute 1/2 an onion, finely diced for 2-3 minutes, then add 3 cloves of minced garlic, 1/2 t red pepper flakes (or more if you like!) and cook a little longer.
boil your pasta in the rapini water.
add rapini and sausage to saute pan along with a can of cannellini and a cup of chicken stock. stir and cover to heat through.
drain your pasta and combine with the rapini mixture.
pile it onto a platter and sprinkle with 1 T lemon juice (if you have it) and some parm reggi before serving.
and here's another often-requested rapini crostini recipe. you'll want to eat them all yourself. but sharing is recommended.