Spaghetti con Rapine
A very simple but satisfying meal for when you are short on time and everyone is hungry, that can be prepared in less then 30 minutes. All you need is a few ingredients and dinner will be served. This was a staple in our home, as a child when my mother made this meal there was rarely left overs. I love rapine, this green leafed vegetable that is related to the broccoli is easy to prepare, here's how.
450 gr of Spaghetti
1 Bunch of Rapine
1/4 tsp of Salt
1 Peperoncino (chili pepper)
1 Clove of Garlic
1/4 Cup of Olive Oil
2 TBLsp Romano cheese
5 Calamata Olives
1 Cup of Spaghetti water
Order Of Operation
1. Bring water to a boil in a medium pot, cut the stems of the rapine, after washing them boil for 8 minutes or until tender, they will be bright green, remove from water set aside.
2. Bring another pot of water to boil for the pasta, cook according to instructions, I like my pasta Al Dente.
3. In a separate pan, saute garlic, chili pepper, in olive oil, add rapine, and spaghetti, 1 cups of the spaghetti water .
4. Plate, garnish with Romano cheese, and Calamata olives
Image Credit » Isabella Di Fronzo