Busiate with Sausage and Broccoli Rabe

This one is a wintertime favorite suggested to us by Filippo Drago in Sicily. It’s the busiate that make this dish. Something about their rustic nuttiness pairs perfectly with the sausage and broccoli rabe.

Ingredients

Serves 4/5 people:
1 large bag of tumminia busiate
1 pound of sausage (out of casing + broken up)
1 onion
1 carrot
1 celery stalk
1 pound of fresh broccoli rabe
Sicilian extra virgin olive oil
sea salt
grated pecorino cheese
1 cup dry  white wine

Preparation

1. Mince the onion, carrot, and celery and brown in a pan with the EVOO on medium/low heat (adding some water for the vegetables to cook faster).
2. When vegetables soften, add sausage. Cook until golden brown then add the white wine on high heat.
3. Add salt and let cook on low heat for about 45 mins.
4. In the meantime, clean the broccoli rabe and roughly chop. Once the sauce looks cooked and reduced, add the broccoli rabe. Cook for two minutes and then turn burner off.
5. Cook the pasta in salted boiling water, until “al dente.” Save some of the cooking water.
6. Stir the pasta into the sauce, and add some of the cooking water if needed.
7. Serve the pasta with grated pecorino cheese and a drizzle of good EVOO.