Broccoli Rabe Pasta
1 pound farfalle, or bow-tie pasta
2 bunches broccoli rabe, washed and stemmed
1/4 cup olive oil
3 links mild Italian sausage
3 links hot Italian sausage
1-1/2 tablespoons minced, roasted garlic
1/4 cup chicken broth
1/4 cup just-grated parmesan cheese
1/4 cup just-grated romano cheese
salt & pepper to taste
fresh, chopped parsley, optional
Get a large pot of water boiling for the pasta. Wash, drain and stem the leafy
greens from the 2 bunches of rabe. Cut the sausage links into bite-size chunks.
Heat the oil in a large saute pan over medium-high heat. Add the pasta to the
boiling water and now we have 10-12 minutes to finish this thing!
Brown the sausage chunks in the hot oil. When half-cooked, stir in the roasted
garlic and then the rabe, by the handful. You'll see the rabe wilt before your
very eyes, so just keep adding the rabe by the handful, stirring it in, until
all of it in incorporated into the sausage saute. Add the chicken broth and stir
the bottom of the pan well to try and lossen those bits of flavor.
Drain the pasta and transfer to a large bowl. Grate the cheese right then and
there and toss the cheese in with the warm pasta. Stir in the saute. Salt and
pepper to taste. Add a few tablespoons of fresh chopped parsley, if you have it
and plate it on up.