Sunday, March 20, 2011

SUNDAY SUPPERS
Pennette w/ Broccoli Rabe and Chicken Sausage

I love to cook, so every Sunday I try to make a more substantial supper that will give me some tasty leftovers for the beginning of the week.
This Sunday was cold and rainy so I wanted to do something a bit heartier...
This recipe is based on a dish at Mario Batali's Osterio Mozza.
I tweaked the recipe a little to make it a little healthier (Ex: chicken sausage instead of pork sausage) and subsituted for a things I could not find at the regular grocery (Ex :Orriechiette pasta).
All in all, it  still reflects what I love so much about Mario's rustic italian cuisine.


1 bunch rapini (broccoli rabe) thick stem bottoms chopped off
2 tbsp olive oil
1 cup of finely chopped Spanish onion
3 cloves garlic, minced ( adjust as you see fit- I used to close to 5 as I love garlic!)
1/2 tsp sea salt (I like French grey sea salt)
12 ounces chicken sausage, casings removed and crumbled
1/2 cup of marinara sauce (jarred is fine, but I like making my own from this simple recipe)
10 ounces pennette (mini penne)
4 ounces Parmigiana Reggiano grated (3/4 cup)
10 ounces pennette (Mario uses orecchiette- but I was not able to find any)


 
~Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil . Reserve a bowl of ice water on the side. Add broccoli rabe and cook until crisp and tender, about 3 min. Using tongs, transfer broccoli rabe to ice water to stop cooking. Drain broccoli rabe, finely chop and set aside



~Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat, add onion, garlic and salt and saute until onion is translucent. Add sausage and saute, until browned about 6 min.


~Add broccoli rabe and saute for 2 min.  Stir in marinara sauce and add 1/2 cup of water. Simmer sauce over low heat until mixture thickens
~ Cook pennette until al dente, about 10 min
~Drain pasta and add to sauce. Stir in half the cheese and then add sprinkle remaining cheese to top of pasta to finish


This is deliciouso with a nice glass of Pinot Noir!
Buon Appetitio and Happy Sunday:)
xo
Jonesy

20 comments:

  1. That looks sooo yummy! I am always looking for something different and healthy. I will have to try this recipe real soon. It would be really good on one of our snowy days!

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    This looks so delicious.
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  6. Wow, I've learned to cook an italian pasta ;)!
    I am from Italy and you have explained everything in the right way!
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  8. This looks so delicious! Thanks for sharing, I am totallly making this...

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  10. that recipe looks delish! i am kicking myself for looking at those photos are midnight because now i need a snack! xx

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  12. omg laura your pasta looks SOO DELICIOUS!! i love broccoli raab and sausage together so yummy.

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  14. YUM! this looks delish! looks like we get some of the same groceries from traders! love those garlic herb chicken sausages!!! xo

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  15. this looks so delicious! I want those pasta right now :D
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