Saturday, December 11, 2010
Orecchiette with Collard Greens and Tomatoes
Molto Mario basic pasta episode where he made orecchiette with broccoli rabe, and decided to substitute collard greens for broccoli rabe and otherwise followed his recipe exactly. Babbo and Lupa's orecchiette with sausage and broccoli rabe tops my list of all-time favorite dishes, and this was a similar version, just without the sausage and the addition of a little tomato sauce. It was really quick to prep and make (~20 mins) good and relatively healthy, although just a touch bland. I do like the hearty texture of the collard greens and as long as you are generous with the freshly grated parmigiano reggiano, it's hard hard to go wrong. Add some hot italian sausage and it's in a whole other league.