Orecchiette alla Barese Recipe

Orecchiette alla Barese Recipe

This popular dish (Pasta with broccoli rabe & sausage) originates from the southern city of Bari, within the Puglia region of Italy


Yield: 6 servings

  •    1/2 pound orecchiette

  •     2 sweet Italian sausages

  •     4 cloves of garlic

  •     1 bunch rapini (broccoli rabe)

  •     3 tablespoons olive oil

  •     1/4 cup white wine

  •     1 teaspoon salt

  •     1 teaspoon pepper

  •     1/4 cup grated Pecorino Romano


  1.     Boil rapini for 15 minutes in boiling water with salt then drain, chop and move to bowl

  2.     Grill sausages (or broil) until outside is crispy and cut into slices

  3.     Add olive oil to pan and add garlic at medium-to-high heat for 3-5 minutes

  4.     Add rapini to pan with salt and pepper and saute for 10-15 minute at low heat, then add sausage and white wine, stir and then cover with lid

  5.     In another pot, boil water and add orecchiette and cook for 12 minutes or until al dente

  6.     Drain orecchiette from pot and add to pan of sausage and rapini then add Pecorino Romano

  7.     Ready to serve

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