Saturday, July 14, 2012

Mysterious Weekend Cooking

I have missed the last couple Weekend Cookings. Been busy with work and - truth be told - I have also been goofing around on Twitter quite a bit! I was telling my dad - it's like going to TwitterTwitter Land and hanging out on the Island of Lost Boys and Girls...you can get sucked in and time passes...

But, I did discover www.mysterloverskitchen.com! Somebody Tweeted about it! It is a lot of fun; a lot of mystery writers blogging and sharing recipes. Try to check it out if you get a minute!

This post was written as part of Weekend Cooking over at BethFishReads.com.  Weekend Cooking is open to anyone who has any kind of food-related post to share: Book (novel, nonfiction) reviews, cookbook reviews, movie reviews, recipes, random thoughts, gadgets, fabulous quotations, photographs. If your post is even vaguely foodie, feel free to head over to Beth Fish Reads, grab the button, and link up anytime over the weekend.  (The button is on your right...)



I made a recipe from the site!

Lucy Burdette's Broccoli Rabe and Sausage Pasta

Ingredients:

1 bunch broccoli rabe, washed and chopped into one-inch pieces (discard tough ends and any yellow leaves( - (Libby's note - I left mine long because I thought it would look better!)
1 package Aidell's Italian chicken sausage (4 links) or other to your taste
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1/2 cup chicken broth
1/2 box sturdy pasta such as ziti or rotelli
Parmesan cheese, freshly grated

Slice the sausage into rounds and fry it in olive oil (1-2 Tbsp) until brown and crispy. Remove to a bowl. Saute the garlic in the same pan for 45 seconds, then add the chopped broccoli rabe and the chicken broth. Steam until bright green but still a little crunchy. Add the sausage back in and heat. Hot pepper flakes could be added here if you like a little more zip.

Serve over pasta with lots and lots of freshly grated Parmesan cheese and salt and pepper to taste.

Below is a picture of the finished product. Everyone liked it except one of the kids who was horrified by the liberal use of broccoli!




25 comments:

  1. I think you were right to keep the stems long; it is beautiful!

    Here's my first ever Weekend Cooking: Paris in July. Hope you will stop by!

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    1. Thanks Deb! I actually just came from your post and am now obsessing over Gateau Therese Chocolate Cake!

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  2. LOL @ the horror of broccoli :) It looks delicious!

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    1. LOL - the reaction was a perplexed look like 'why would you ruin pasta and sausage by piling them with these weeds that you obviously got from the yard?'

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  3. Well, I love broccoli and your pasta looks great! Hadn't heard of the Mystery Lovers' Kitchen. I've avoided Twitter so far, but now you're tempting me . . .

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    1. You have to try Twitter - but, you've been warned!

      I think you would like the Mystery Lovers' Kitchen too!

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  4. no, Twitter is Evil...lo

    but that pasta looks Good.

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    1. Twitter is the abyss!

      Thx on the pasta!

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  5. That's a great site, isn't it! So many authors I read...culinary mysteries are my favorite, afterall ;)

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    1. Which makes perfect sense! See - Twitter is not all bad - or I would not have found the site. PLUS, I am now hooked up with all these Arab revolutionaries and am finding out first hand what is going on over there - incredible stuff. (The main revolutionaries in Sudan are women bloggers. #SudanRevolts).

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    1. Thanks Michelle! Appreciate you checking it out!

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  7. Your pasta looks delicious. What a cool website, thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thanks, Diane! I was so happy when I found that site too!

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  8. Healthy too!
    Have a great week.

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  9. I learn so much through Weekend Cooking! Never heard of broccoli rabe before, but I am sure that I would love it!

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    1. Its great - look for it in the store :)

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  10. That's a great-looking dish. Sounds delicious, too!

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  11. I hadn't heard of The Mystery Lover's Kitchen. Thanks for sharing the information and the Broccoli Rabe and Sausage Pasta looks like pure comfort food!
    Rebecca @ The Key to the Gate

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  12. MMmmm... that looks DELICIOUS! I hadn't heard of The Mystery Lover's Kitchen, either, but I do love discovering new food blogs and sites. The internet is awesome like that. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks Cecelia! try to get over to that site if you can - its well worth it :)

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  13. I love broccoli rabe! It's one of our favorite greens. And I have heard of the Mystery Lover's Kitchen but I keep forgetting to check it out, so thank for the reminder.

    Sorry it took me so long to visit your post. I was out of town and didn't have Internet access.

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    1. Welcome back -- yea, check out Mystery Lovers Kitchen. I think you would get a kick out of it!

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