Friday, March 12, 2010

TGP's Recipe Corner

Chicken Sausage,Pasta and Broccoli Rabe
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One lemon
One bunch of broccoli rabe
pasta of your choice,  something that the olive oil and garlic can hang on to
Orecchiette would be a good choice. (little pasta ears)
Olive oil
4 table spoons of crushed garlic ( I used the jar stuff)
1.5-2lbs of fresh lowfat chicken sausage
Grated or shaved cheese of your choice

Bring a large pot of water to a boil

Heat a generous amount of olive oil in a skillet and add the garlic.
As it's browning, cut up the sausage and add it to the pan. Cook until browned.
while the meat is browning, wash and cut the ends off the broccoli rabe (it can be bitter)
Next, transfer the cooked sausage from the pan to a plate
leaving behind most of the garlic and olive oil
Toss that broccoli rabe in your boiling water and cook just until wilted

Here's my pasta of choice
Remove and drain the broccoli rabe from the water and toss it into the pan with the remaining garlic and oil and cook until tender. DON'T toss out the water. You will need it for cooking the pasta next!
See.. like this!
Toss in your chicken sausage when the broccoli rabe is just about finished

ream your lemon and get all the juice out and add it to the skillet mixure

Toss your cooked and drained pasta with the skillet mixture. Add shaved Parmesan
cheese and SERVE IT UP!!


GZ said...

Wow - never had the rabe, but this has me itching to try it.

Marit C-L said...

OMG - looks FANTASTIC! I will totally make that for my in-laws. :) Hope you and kitty are doing awesome!

LittleRachet said...

That looks awesome! I have this post bookmarked so I can make it for dinner sometime soon! YUM!

Jennifer Harrison said...

Um! have tons of talents,E! hee hee...Um...what time is dinner!??