Originally posted by leethebard
Thanks for the info..I'm going down to our Italian deli and I'll get some Orecchiette...thanks.
Just in case you were going to ask me how I make it.
I just kind of wing it but here is the basics.
1/4 cup olive oil
1-1/2 tbls minced garlic
6 minced anchovy fillets
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper
1-1/2 ls broccoli rabe
1 lb orecchiette
Bring pasta water to a boil and add broccoli rabe. I only cook for a minute but if you like it softer cook for 2 or 3 minutes. Remove broccoli rabe and when the water returns to a boil add the orecchiette and cook to your liking. Al dente for me.
Heat the olive oil and then add the garlic, anchovies, and red pepper and cook for a few minutes then add the broccoli rabe and mix well then add the drained orecchiette and combine. Add salt and pepper to taste and maybe more red pepper depending on how spicy you like it. Sometimes I add some minced parsley at the end.
You can use less garlic and anchovies all depends on individual preference.
Don't forget a salad and some wine.