Orecchiette with broccoli rabe

This week we will show you how to prepare one of the most traditional and popular pasta dish from the southern Italian cuisine: the Orecchiette con le cime di rapa (orecchiette with broccoli rabe).

The broccoli rabe is a bitter green vegetable that grows in autumn-winter season in Italy. But, even though it’s not a typical Danish product, we easily found it in few greengrocers (SuperBrugsen and Meny), and that’s the reason why we decided to prepare this recipe. (See the picture below if you are in doubt on how to recognize the broccoli rabe).

With great surprise, we found also the dry orecchiette pasta (Rummo brand) in SuperBrugsen, Irma and Meny shops, but if you would like to make the fresh ones by yourself, follow the instructions below!

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If you are organizing a romantic stay with your beloved, we would suggest to book a few nights at one of the most typical and  charming houses in Puglia (Apulia-Italy), called Trullo. Book your stay, at Trullo per due in the countryside just outside OstuniAnd while you are there, don’t miss the most tasteful Orecchiette with cime di rapa of Ostuni at Osteria del tempo perso!

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Orecchiette with peas, pecorino, sun dried tomatoes and mozzarella

During one of our downtown morning strolls, our attention was captured by the presence of danish green peas among the fresh vegetables in the market stalls.
Suddenly we realised that those were the remaining ingredients we needed to prepare the dish to start our blog.
Whole grain orecchiette with sun dried tomatoes, peas, mozzarella and pecorino cheese is one of our to-go pasta dishes. It is perfect for weeknight meals and when you have guest beacuse it is nutritious and very quick and easy to prepare.
The ingredients are typical from northen to southern Italy and are easily found in Denmark.
We used the whole grain orecchiette but you can use every different kind of pasta.
The success is guaranteed!

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