Soups and Stews

Minestra Maritata

Makes 4 to 6 servings This is a typical dish of the Campania region in which the meat “marries” with the vegetables. The broth can be prepared a few days before the rest of the soup, making it a quick and easy spring time supper. Ingredients 8 oz pork ribs […]

Main Dishes

Pappardelle with Broccoli Rabe and Ricotta

Serves 6 to 8 We love this recipe with homemade chestnut pappardelle, but for a simple meal, any pasta will do. Substitute broccoli, broccolini, or even chopped Swiss chard for the broccoli rabe. Ingredients 2 lb broccoli rabe Kosher salt, as needed 10 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil 2 garlic cloves, […]

Side Dishes

Sautéed Broccoli Rabe With Garlic & Crushed Pepper

Makes 4 to 6 servings Ingredients 3 lb broccoli rabe 1/4 cup olive oil 3 tablespoons thinly sliced garlic 1 or 2 anchovy fillets, optional 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes Kosher salt, to taste Freshly ground black pepper, to taste Directions Bring a large pot of salted […]

Main Dishes

Spaghetti with Broccoli Rabe

Makes 6 servings The toasted bread crumbs add a nice texture to this dish, but they aren’t essential if you’re looking to save some time. Use leftover sandwich bread to make fresh breadcrumbs in a food processor. Toast them in a little butter or olive oil over medium heat until […]

Chef's Notes Plus

What I’m Cooking: Lemon Baked Pasta with Broccoli Rabe

I haven’t always embraced my Italian-American identity. That’s not to say I’m not proudly Italian-American, or that I’m somehow ashamed of my Italian ancestry. It was more the Jersey Shore Italian-American stereotype that sort of haunted me, even before MTV entered the conversation. On campus at The Culinary Institute of […]