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Orecchiette With Broccoli Rabe and Sausage

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“Optional Additions: Roasted Red Peppers, Sun Dried Tomatoes, 1-15-oz can diced tomatoes”

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  1. Remove the ends of the stems of the broccoli rabe and clean.
  2. In a large skillet over moderate heat, saute bite size pieces of sausage. Some chefs remove the sausage from its casing and saute the ground pork.
  3. At the same time blanch the broccoli rabe in a large pot of salted water for about 5 minutes.
  4. When the sausage is browned remove from the saute pan and add olove oil and garlic to the pan and saute for 2 minutes.
  5. Then add the broccoli rabe to the saute pan and place the pasta in the same large pot that the broccoli was in (use the same water).
  6. The orecchietti takes about 11 minutes to cook. When the pasta is almost done scoop out 1 cup of the water and add to the saute pan and put the sausage back in to the pan as well.
  7. When the pasta is done drain the pasta and add to the saute pan.
  8. Serve hot and dress with grated cheese.

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