Homemade Orecchiette With Anchovies & Broccoli Rabe Image

Homemade Orecchiette With Anchovies & Broccoli Rabe

Struggle Meals - "Frankie & Flour"

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Homemade Orecchiette

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3 butter packets

Anchovies & Broccoli Rabe

  • 3 anchovies, with some oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 red pepper flake packet
  • 1 bunch broccoli rabe
  • 3 butter packets


Homemade Orecchiette

  1. In a mixing bowl, add flour and water.
  2. Slowly add the flour from the sides to the center, stirring to incorporate. Mix until a dough forms, and then knead on a floured surface for 8 to 10 minutes.
  3. Cover the dough with a kitchen towel and allow to rest for 20 minutes.
  4. Flatten the dough into a round pancake and cut into strips. Using one strip at a time, roll into a long rope, then cut into 1/3-inch pieces. Press and roll each piece of dough towards yourself and create a curl. Pick up dough piece and invert it over your thumb.
  5. Transfer to a parchment-lined tray that is dusted with flour. Repeat with remaining dough and set aside.
  6. Put a large pot of water on to boil.
  7. Add the pasta to the boiling water and cook for 2 to 3 minutes, then add to the pan with the broccoli rabe. Finish with butter packets and remaining red pepper flakes.

Anchovies & Broccoli Rabe

  1. Add anchovy oil to a skillet over medium-low heat, add anchovies and gently stir until they begin to melt.
  2. Stir in garlic and half the packet of red pepper flakes and continue cooking for a few minutes.
  3. Using a vegetable peeler, shave off a little bit of each stalk of the broccoli rabe and then chop.
  4. Add broccoli rabe to the pan and saute a few minutes.
  5. Add a couple tablespoons of water to the pan and cook for 20 seconds.