one of my favorite greens is broccoli rabe.

there is just something about the taste. it’s sweet — yet kinda bitter.

it reminds me a lot of a friends house i ate frequently at as a young adult. broccoli rabe with whole cloves of garlic and olive oil. still to date, one of my favorite sides that i sometimes consume as a meal.

many of my family (mostly just the boy and girl) do not share the love. broccoli might be a huge hit here, but broccoli rabe, nope. nadda. i don’t usually event try. not lovers. so when i found the sweet sausage in the back of my freezer from one of my favorite local farms i just new what to do.

me and the husband, my favorite veg, sausage from my favorite farm. done. a meal. and a quick one too.


sweet sausage & broccoli rabe 

  • 1 onion minced
  • 4 cloves garlic sliced
  • 4 links of sausage taken out of its casing
  • 1 bunch of broccoli rabe
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tbl Harissa
  • handful of basil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. sauté onion and garlic in a large sauté pan in a tbl of olive oil for 5 minutes or until onion is translucent.
  2. add crumbled sausage and mix. cook sausage till almost cooked through.
  3. at this point, add broccoli rabe, water and Harissa. bring to a boil and then reduce and cook till half the liquid remains.
  4. add pasta, toss.

serve with some parm, crusty bread and enjoy.


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