Food and the City: Sausage & Broccoli Rabe Pasta

October 27, 2012

Sausage & Broccoli Rabe Pasta

Hi. We're making this today.

And you're going to love it. Why? Because it involves Pasta. And Sausage. And Broccoli Rabe. And like, a lot of garlic and butter. Totally healthy I promise. Eat this instead of kale and salads any day of the week. I'm lying a little. BUT this is one of Mr. D's favorite dishes and I made it today because supposedly we're having a like, a freaking monsoon coming our way and I figured incase our house flew away and I was dropped off in the land of OZ to only eat lollipops and candy for 17 years then sent off to find my way home by following the yellow brick road, Id like for this to be a last meal.

HOWEVER, I was only able to eat like a fork full of this because I have a latex bodysuit to fit in tonight for a Halloween party and it was totally unfair watching Mr.D devourer this right in front of my face. Such is life. Why the hell would I choose to be catwoman when all I ever really want to eat is a stick of butter for dinner?

Whatever.

Before I start, CUTEST SPATULA EVER, I know right. I just love it. Would it be wrong if I kept it out and used it all through the year?

Start by cooking your pasta according to the package and make some broccoli rabe. You can view my post all about broccoli rabe here.




 Now lets make sausage.
I'm using Sweet Italian that already has broccoli rabe flakes 
in it, but you can use whatever sausage you'd like. 
Heat up skillet with 2 tablespoons oil. While its warming, remove the sausage
 from the sausage casing and give it a rough chop. When oil is hot, add the sausage and slowly 
break it up into pieces while it cooks.

Add some seasoning such as garlic powder, red pepper flakes, salt, pepper, butter, butter, butter.

As your sausage browns, it may start sticking to the pan. You WANT the parts that are
sticking to the pan to come loose because thats where a lot of the flavor lies. Pour in some white wine and scrape at the pan with a spatula. 

Now if you're a crazy psycho like myself, you're going to want, no need, to add bacon.
This is totally optional, but I'm not stable enough to not want to add extra fatty goodness to my food.
When your sausage is brown, add your bacon, then your broccoli rabe, then give it a good mix.
A really good mix. Then add a lot of butter and give it an even better mix.
Then add the mixture to your cooked and drained pasta.

Then transfer everything to a serving dish or just eat it with a fork right out of the pot because you're super classy. And of course, add more butter.

 Done.