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Orecchiette with Broccoli Rabe

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From EatingWell:  September/October 1995

Lots of chopped broccoli rabe, fresh garlic, olive oil and a touch of crushed red pepper is a simple sauce for orecchiette.

6 servings | Active Time: 30 minutes | Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

Preparation

  1. Trim broccoli rabe, removing any stems thicker than a pencil. You should have about 1 1/2 pounds.
  2. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Blanch the broccoli rabe, in two batches if necessary, just until tender, 3 to 4 minutes. (Reserve the water to cook the pasta.) Transfer the broccoli rabe with tongs to a sieve and run under cold water to stop the cooking. Drain well, then coarsely chop.
  3. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a large skillet over medium-low heat. Add garlic and cook until the garlic is fragrant and lightly colored, about 3 minutes. Add coarsely and cook about 30 seconds. Add the chopped broccoli rabe, season with salt and toss to coat with the seasonings. Cook, stirring, until heated through, about 3 minutes. Keep warm.
  4. Cook orecchiette in the same water used to blanch the broccoli rabe until just tender, 8 to 10 minutes or according to package directions. Drain. Transfer to a warm bowl. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon oil and toss to coat. Add the broccoli rabe mixture and toss again. Serve immediately on warm plates.

Nutrition

Per serving : 363 Calories; 7 g Fat; 1 g Sat; 5 g Mono; 0 mg Cholesterol; 64 g Carbohydrates; 13 g Protein; 7 g Fiber; 113 mg Sodium; 10 mg Potassium

4 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 4 starch, 2 vegetable, 1 fat