Sunday, April 3, 2016

Broccoli Rabe Pesto w/ Pasta & Turkey Sausage

Found this in a whole living magazine from march 2012.

Serves 6

  • 1 bunch broccoli rabe, tough stems removed
  • 1/3 cup toasted pine nuts
  • 1/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan, plus more for sering
  • 1/3 cup plus 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 lp spicy turkey sausage, sliced 3/4 inch thick
  • 1 lb whole wheat linguine
Directions
  1. Bring large pot of well-salted water to boil.  Blanch broccoli rabe until just tender, about 1 minute.  Reserving cooking water, tansfer broccoli to an ice water bath until cool, then drain. 
  2. Pulse brocoli, pine nuts, and parm in a food processor until coarsely chopped.  Drizzle 1/3 cup oil and process untl smooth.  Season with salt and red pepper flkes.  
  3. Heat remaining 1 tbsp oil in a large pan over medium high heat.  Brown sausage, turning until cooked through, 5-7 minutes. 
  4. Meanwhile, cook pasta in reserved water according to package instructions.  Reserve 1-1/2 cups cooking water and drain.  
  5. Toss pasta, pesto, and sausage, gradually adding cooking water until you get a creamy consistency.  Serve w/ Parm and a drizzle of oil. 

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