Nonna’s May 2016 Recipe

Traditional Italian Strascinati Pasta , Shrimp and Broccoli Rabe

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  • 1 Lb Strascinati Pasta or substitute a GF pasta to make it gluten-free
  • 1 Lb Broccoli rabe
  • 1 Lb Shrimp
  • 4 Fillets anchovies, chopped
  • 5 Cloves garlic
  • Pepperoncino
  • Olive oil
  • Salt

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  • Clean and wash the broccoli rabe. Cut them in small pieces and set aside.
  • In a saute pan, add 2 Tbps of olive oil, let it get hot and add the shrimp. Let them sear on both sides. Set aside.
  • In the same pan, don not clean it, add 4 Tbsp of olive oil and the garlic. Let the garlic turn golden and add the anchovies. Add pepperoncino as desired.
  • Let the anchovies melt and add the broccoli rabe. Toss them for a few minutes, cover them and let them cook for 20 minutes at medium flame.
  • Start cooking the Strascinati pasta in salted water.
  • Check on the broccoli rabe. If they get dry, add some pasta water.
  • After the broccoli rabe have cooked for 20 minutes add the shrimp. Mix and cook for 3 more minutes.
  • Add the Strascinate and toss for 2 minutes.
  • Add a drizzle of olive oil and it serves. (4)

Just in case you are not familiar with what broccoli rabe is, we’ve included a photo below!  It is very, very healthy and good for you!

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