Broccoli rabe and garlic pasta, with sausage, inspired by Carlo
Inspired by Carlo Giuseppe's broccoli-rabe-and-sausage ravioli, we tried an un-wrapped version, adding a crumbled link of italian sausage to our weekly broccoli rabe in garlic olive oil with pasta. I used shells, which worked particularly well with the little spicy bits of sausage. Though there was just a small amount of sausage, it rounded out the dish beautifully, and, dare i say, improved what I thought was a nearly perfect preparation. Thanks Carlo! Hope yours was as tasty.
Todd English has a great recipe for brocolli rabe and sausage, which I have been making for a few years now. His recipe starts off with sauteeing shallots, garlic, and a few diced anchovies. We also use turkey sausage, to make it a bit lighter (don't know Carlo's recipe). I agree it is an excellent combination. I also eat it without the pasta, if I am feeling especially carb heavy.
Thank you for reminding me I need to make this soon, it has been awhile.