– 1 pound broccoli florets- cut or broken into very small florets about equal size about 6 cups packed – 1 pound of orecchiette pasta or penne, rigatoni, etc – 4 Tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 3 Tablespoons is to make sauce, 1 Tablespoon for serving – 1 large shallot diced – 6 garlic cloves- rough chopped – 1/2-1 teaspoon sea salt more to taste – 1 teaspoon miso paste soy sauce, tamari or sub 1–2 mashed anchovies, if not vegan – 1 cup unsalted vegetable broth chicken broth is fine, if you’re not vegan – Garnish: crushed red flakes Calabrian red pepper, vegan cheese, nutritional yeast flakes, (if not vegan/dairy-free) grated Parmigiano Reggiano or Pecorino cheese
Cook time 22 min
What are orecchiette? Orecchiette in Italian literally means “little ears”. The orecchiette pasta shape does actually resemble tiny ears. Orecchiette are handmade in Italy all over the regions of Puglia and Basilicata.
What is the difference between broccoli rabe, broccoli and broccolini? Broccoli rabe is actually related to a turnip and it is a cousin of broccoli, but they’re not the same. Then you have broccolini which is a combo Chinese broccoli and regular broccoli. Broccoli rabe is more bitter, and broccoli and broccolini have a mild flavor.
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