orecchiette with broccoli rabe and sausage

Dramatic shadows for some delicious pasta! I don’t eat too much orecchiette, but it was delicious in this recipe, and really did an excellent job at scooping up all that yummy tomato sauce and spicy Italian sausage. I made this while I was home this weekend, an Ina variation of one of my parent’s old favorite Jacques Pepin recipes. They liked hers better than his.

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This recipe uses a wonderful mix of sweet and hot sausage. The only thing that I was confused about was why it called for sliced garlic instead of minced? I blindly followed Ina’s recipe but still… I will investigate…

-Sophie