Pasta - Orecchiette with Broccoli Rabe

Pasta - Orecchiette with Broccoli Rabe

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  • ½

    pound/250 grams broccoli rabe, finely chopped

  • Salt

  • 1

    pound/500 grams orecchiette

  • ½

    cup/120 milliliters extra-virgin olive oil

  • 6

    anchovy fillets, minced

  • Pepper

  • Grated ricotta salata or toasted bread crumbs, homemade or commercial, for serving


Put the broccoli rabe into a large pot of salted cold water. Bring the water to a boil over medium-high heat. When it is boiling, raise the heat to high and add the orecchiette. Cook until the pasta is al dente, 8 to 12 minutes. Meanwhile, heat together the oil and anchovy fillets in a small pan over medium heat. When the pasta is ready, drain it and the greens and transfer them to a warmed serving bowl. Pour the anchovy oil over the top and season generously with pepper; if necessary, add a little salt. Pass the cheese at the table.


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