Orecchiette, sausage, and brussel sprouts

Something different from the tyranny of broccoli rabe in the traditional version of this dish.

That or I was craving it and they didn’t have broccoli rabe at the grocery store.

You decide.

Mise en Place
Staples Meats
8 oz Orecchiete 2 Sweet Italian sausages
4 tbs butter Veggies
2 tbs Olive oil 16-20 Brussel Sprouts, trimmed and halved
1/2 cup Microplaned pecorino 1 small shallot minced
kosher salt 2 cloves garlic minced

1 pot salted boiling water
1 colander
1 saute pan, medium high heat

Feeds 3-4. If you are serving adults only, you should put a bit of chili flake in to this when you add the garlic.

Step Action
1 In saute pan add olive oil over medium high heat, brown sausage, evac to bowl when done
2 Start cooking orecchiette
3 Return saute pan to heat, sear sprouts cut side down,
add shallots
4 With two minutes left for pasta, add butter and garlic to saute pan
5 With one minutes left for pasta, grab a ladle full of pasta water and add to saute pan
6 Set aside another ladeful of water, then drain pasta. Once drained, add pasta to saute pan
7 Add 90% of cheese and stir. If sauce is too thick add water, if too thin reduce it
8 Add sausage back in, bring to a boil then kill heat
9 Plate, top with remaining cheese

Categories: Mains

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