Orecchiette with rapini

Orecchiette with rapini

40 ratings

Julie, food editor


„A flavor-packed pasta that’s as easy to whip up on a weeknight as it is to serve for company. I love the balance of bitter rapini, spicy chili flakes, and sour capers.“

Difficulty

Easy 👌
20
min.
Preparation
0
min.
Baking
0
min.
Resting

Ingredients

Servings:-2+
500 g
rapini
250 g
orecchiette
1 clove
garlic
2 tsp
capers
½ tsp
chili flakes
olive oil, for frying and serving
Parmesan cheese, for serving
salt
pepper
Metric
Imperial
  • 500 g rapini
  • 250 g orecchiette
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 tsp capers
  • ½ tsp chili flakes
  • olive oil, for frying and serving
  • Parmesan cheese, for serving
  • salt
  • pepper

Utensils

  • large saucepan
  • cheese grater
  • cooking spoon
  • cutting board
  • knife

Enjoy with

Verdicchio
A dry, crisp white wine that’s defined by its citrusy bouquet, verdicchio is a great everyday wine to pair with pasta dishes such as this.

Nutrition per serving

Cal
531
Protein
19g
Fat
2g
Carb
108g

Step 1/6

Mince garlic. Trim tough ends from rapini, as well as florets and leaves. Cut remaining stems into 1 in. / 2.5 cm pieces.
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 500 rapini
  • cutting board
  • knife

Mince garlic. Trim tough ends from rapini, as well as florets and leaves. Cut remaining stems into 1 in. / 2.5 cm pieces.

Step 2/6

Fill a large saucepan with water and bring to a boil, then add salt. Add rapini stems and cook for approx. 1 – 2 min. until slightly tender; do not remove from water.
  • salt to taste
  • large saucepan

Fill a large saucepan with water and bring to a boil, then add salt. Add rapini stems and cook for approx. 1 – 2 min. until slightly tender; do not remove from water.

Step 3/6

Add orecchiette and cook, according to package instructions, for approx. 8 – 10 min. until al dente. In the remaining 2 – 3 min. of cooking time, add florets. Then drain pasta and rapini and set aside.
  • 250 orecchiette

Add orecchiette and cook, according to package instructions, for approx. 8 – 10 min. until al dente. In the remaining 2 – 3 min. of cooking time, add florets. Then drain pasta and rapini and set aside.

Step 4/6

In a large frying pan, heat up some olive oil over medium heat and sauté garlic for approx. 1 – 2 min. until it begins to brown. Take care not to burn the garlic!
  • olive oil, for frying

In a large frying pan, heat up some olive oil over medium heat and sauté garlic for approx. 1 – 2 min. until it begins to brown. Take care not to burn the garlic!

Step 5/6

Add orecchiette and rapini to pan and sauté for an additional 2 – 3 min. over high heat until warm.

Add orecchiette and rapini to pan and sauté for an additional 2 – 3 min. over high heat until warm.

Step 6/6

Add capers, chili flakes, and rapini leaves to pan and stir until combined. Remove from heat; season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve with freshly grated Parmesan cheese or a drizzle of high quality olive oil if desired. Enjoy!
  • 2 tsp capers
  • ½ tsp chili flakes
  • Parmesan cheese, for serving
  • olive oil, for serving
  • salt
  • pepper
  • cheese grater
  • cooking spoon

Add capers, chili flakes, and rapini leaves to pan and stir until combined. Remove from heat; season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve with freshly grated Parmesan cheese or a drizzle of high quality olive oil if desired. Enjoy!