Clay's Kitchen : Pasta, Noodle, and Dumpling Recipes

Pasta, Noodle, and Dumpling Recipes

© Copyright 1995-2017, Clay Irving <clay@panix.com>, Manhattan Beach, CA USA

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Orecchiette with Broccoli Rabe

Servings: 6

Salt
1 bunch broccoli rabe or broccoli, quarter broccoli spears lengthwise and chop
¼ cup olive oil
1 tablespoon garlic, minced
3 anchovy fillets, chopped
½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
freshly ground pepper
1 pound orecchiette or medium shells

Bring large pot of water and 1 tablespoon salt to boil over high heat. Add broccoli; cook 3 minutes. Remove with slotted spoon and coarsely chop. Add pasta to pot and cook according to package directions.

Meanwhile, heat oil in large skillet over high heat. Add garlic and anchovies; cook 30 seconds. Add broccoli, pepper flakes, ¾ teaspoon salt and ⅛ teaspoon pepper. Cook until broccoli is tender, 3 minutes more. Drain pasta, reserving ¼ cup cooking liquid. Toss pasta and liquid with broccoli.


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