Orecchiette with rapini

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Julie Myers

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Difficulty

Easy 👌
20
min.
Preparation
0
min.
Baking
0
min.
Resting

Ingredients

Servings:-2+
500 g rapini
250 g orecchiette
1 clove garlic
2 tsp capers
½ tsp chili flakes
Parmesan cheese, for serving
salt
pepper
olive oil for frying
olive oil for serving
Metric
Imperial

Utensils

  • cutting board
  • knife
  • large saucepan
  • cheese grater
  • cooking spoon

Nutrition per serving

Cal
531
Protein
19 g
Fat
2 g
Carb
108 g
  • Step 1/6

    Mince garlic. Trim tough ends from rapini, as well as florets and leaves. Cut remaining stems into 1 in. / 2.5 cm pieces.
    • 1 clove garlic
    • 500 g rapini
    • cutting board
    • knife

    Mince garlic. Trim tough ends from rapini, as well as florets and leaves. Cut remaining stems into 1 in. / 2.5 cm pieces.

  • Step 2/6

    Fill a large saucepan with water and bring to a boil, then add salt. Add rapini stems and cook for approx. 1 – 2 min. until slightly tender; do not remove from water.
    • salt to taste
    • large saucepan

    Fill a large saucepan with water and bring to a boil, then add salt. Add rapini stems and cook for approx. 1 – 2 min. until slightly tender; do not remove from water.

  • Step 3/6

    Add orecchiette and cook, according to package instructions, for approx. 8 – 10 min. until al dente. In the remaining 2 – 3 min. of cooking time, add florets. Then drain pasta and rapini and set aside.
    • 250 g orecchiette

    Add orecchiette and cook, according to package instructions, for approx. 8 – 10 min. until al dente. In the remaining 2 – 3 min. of cooking time, add florets. Then drain pasta and rapini and set aside.

  • Step 4/6

    In a large frying pan, heat up some olive oil over medium heat and sauté garlic for approx. 1 – 2 min. until it begins to brown. Take care not to burn the garlic!
    • olive oil for frying

    In a large frying pan, heat up some olive oil over medium heat and sauté garlic for approx. 1 – 2 min. until it begins to brown. Take care not to burn the garlic!

  • Step 5/6

    Add orecchiette and rapini to pan and sauté for an additional 2 – 3 min. over high heat until warm.

    Add orecchiette and rapini to pan and sauté for an additional 2 – 3 min. over high heat until warm.

  • Step 6/6

    Add capers, chili flakes, and rapini leaves to pan and stir until combined. Remove from heat; season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve with freshly grated Parmesan cheese or a drizzle of high quality olive oil if desired. Enjoy!
    • 2 tsp capers
    • ½ tsp chili flakes
    • Parmesan cheese, for serving
    • olive oil for serving
    • salt
    • pepper
    • cheese grater
    • cooking spoon

    Add capers, chili flakes, and rapini leaves to pan and stir until combined. Remove from heat; season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve with freshly grated Parmesan cheese or a drizzle of high quality olive oil if desired. Enjoy!