Pasta with Baby Broccoli and Sausage


Pasta with Baby Broccoli and Sausage
Serves 4 to 6
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/2 pound bulk sweet Italian sausage
4 garlic cloves, minced
Pinch red pepper flakes
Grated zest of 1 lemon
1 bunch baby broccoli, chopped
1/2 cup chicken broth
2 tablespoons lemon juice
Salt and pepper
1 pound orecchiette pasta, cooked 3 minutes short of al dente, saving some of the pasta water
1/2 cup grated Parmigiano Reggiano
1.
In a large skillet, heat 2 tablespoons of the oil over medium high heat and cook the sausage until it is no longer pink. Remove from the skillet, and add the remaining oil.
2. Saute the garlic, red pepper flakes, zest and broccoli, until the broccoli begins to soften. Add the broth and lemon juice, and bring to a simmer.
3. Add the sausage back to the skillet, taste for seasoning, and adjust using salt and pepper if needed.
4. When the pasta is cooked, add it to the skillet, and toss to coat the pasta.
5. Add 1/2 of the cheese, and toss again. Add some pasta water if the sauce isn’t creamy enough.
6. Serve the pasta garnished with the remaining cheese.
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Pasta alla Vongole


Pasta alla Vongole
Serves 6
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
6 garlic cloves, minced
1 cup finely chopped onion
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning
Pinch red pepper flakes
Grated zest of 2 Eureka lemons
1/2 cup Eureka lemon juice
40 Manila clams, scrubbed
One pound linguine, cooked 3 minutes short of al dente, saving some of the pasta water
Salt and pepper
1/4 cup finely chopped parsley
1. In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium high heat and saute the garlic, onion, oregano, Old Bay seasoning, red pepper flakes, and zest for 4 to 6 minutes, until the onion is softened.
2. Add the lemon juice, and bring to a boil.
3. Add the clams, and cook until clams open (discard any that don’t open)
4. Toss the linguine with the sauce in the pan, taste for seasoning, adjusting with salt and pepper. Add the parsley to the pan, and toss to coat the pasta. If the sauce seems dry, add some of the pasta water.
5. Serve immediately.
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Pasta with Golden Beets, Greens and Pancetta


Pasta with Golden Beets, Greens and Pancetta
Serves 6
Beet greens are a terrific source of vitamins and minerals, don’t throw them away! They are terrific sautéed with olive oil, salt and pepper, and this one dish meal uses both the sweet golden beets and their greens.
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
One 1/2-inch thick piece pancetta, cut into fine dice
4 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 cup finely chopped onion (or red scallion)
Bunch beet greens, washed, spun dry tough stems removed, and cut into 1/2-inch thin ribbons
Golden beet bunch, peeled, cut in half, and thinly sliced
Salt and pepper
1/4 dry white wine (Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc or dry vermouth)
1 cup chicken or vegetable broth
1 pound penne, farfalle or other shaped pasta cooked 3 minutes short of al dente, saving some pasta water
1 cup grated Parmigiano Reggiano
1. In a large skillet, heat the oil, and cook the pancetta until it is crispy.
2. Add the garlic, onion and beet greens and saute until the greens begin to wilt.
3. Add the beet slices and saute turning frequently, until the beets begin to wilt. Season with salt and pepper.
4. Add the wine, and bring to a boil.
5. Add the broth, simmer uncovered, for 10 minutes, until the liquid in the pan has reduced, and the beets are tender.
6. Toss the pasta with the sauce, and add 1/2 of the cheese to the pan. If the sauce seems dry, add a bit of pasta water to the pan. Serve the pasta garnished with the remaining cheese.
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