Orecchiette with Fresh Broccoli Florets and Sausage

Just because Broccoli Rabe is out of season, doesn't mean you can't have Pasta with Broccoli . This recipe serves 6. 
Sauté about 1/2 pound of pork in a little olive oil.   Add 1/2 cup wine and cook until evaporated. Remove from pan and set aside. Sauté some garlic, add additional oil if necessary. Put your pasta water to boil, add salt, then about a pound if Broccoli florets. Cook until Broccoli is soft. Sautéed garlic in several tablespoons of olive oil, drain Broccoli directly Into the pan. Cook until broken down and soft. Add the browned pork back to the pan. Cook your pasta, drain, reserve some cooking water. Toss and serve! How easy is that? Buon Appetito!

Special Note:  This method of cooking above is referred to as "a occhio."  With your eyes or senses.  Much in the style of experienced Home Cooks in Italy.  Getting a "feel" for the kitchen is an important fact when one is learning to Cook Italian.  
I had my neighbors drop in tonight unexpectedly and a good Home Cook knows how to feed a crowd.  Buon Appetito!


Barbara F. said…
Yum! I cook this way as did my mother, grandmother, aunt and all the women before them in my family. It is what makes a cook. Anyone can read a recipe! xo<<
Awesome tips! I wish I would have read your ideas pre starting my blog!
Pretty! This has been an incredibly wonderful post. Thank you for supplying these details.
Newlywed Cook said…
Yum! Love the idea of adding broccoli to the sauce!

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