Broccoli is front and center in this delicious pasta dish from chef Stefano Faita.
1 lb of spicy chicken sausages
Olive oil to taste
2 lbs of broccoli crowns
1 lb of orichette (or another small shaped pasta)
2 crushed garlic cloves
1 tablespoon of crushed red peppers
4 tablespoons of grated parmesan
Remove casing from sausages. In a large pan, cook sausages in some olive oil until almost cooked. Set aside.
Bring a large pot of salted water to boil. Cook broccoli until very done. Remove from water and loosely puree using a fork.
Cook pasta in same boiling water until al dente. Reserve some cooking water and drain.
In a large pan, heat up some olive oil and saute the garlic and red peppers. Make sure not to burn the garlic. Incorporate the broccoli and sausage to pan and cook 5 minutes.
Add cooked pasta to pan and mix thoroughly. Add some reserved cooking pasta water. Sprinkle cheese on top.
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