Meatless Monday Menu – Orecchiette with Broccoli Rabe, Basil, and Lemon, and Frittata
Farm Share Food – Basil, Broccoli Rabi, Garlic Scapes, Parsley
Orecchiette with Broccoli Rabe, Basil, and Lemon
Salt and Pepper, to taste
¾ pound orecchiette
1 bunch Broccoli Rabe, stems removed and roughly cut into 1 ½ inch pieces
¼ olive oil
3 T garlic scapes, minced
½ heaping t red-pepper flakes
1 T fresh Basil, cut into strips
2-3 t lemon juice
In a large pot of salted water cook pasta according to package directions. Add Broccoli Rabe when 4 minutes of cook time remains. Drain pasta and Broccoli Rabe and return to pot.
While pasta cooks heat oil in a small skillet. Add Garlic Scapes and red-pepper flakes and cook over medium heat until garlic begins to brown, 2 minutes.
Toss oil mixture with pasta mixture. Season with salt and pepper and sprinkle with basil and drizzle on lemon juice.