One of my favorite things to make anymore is Italian Sausage and Broccoli Rabe. It’s not hard at all to cook. I boil the Broccoli Rabe for 5 minutes and then blanch it for another 5-10 minutes. As it’s sitting in the cold water, I fry up the sausage with garlic (I like it crumbled rather than in links, sausage that is, not the garlic) and red pepper flakes. When the sausage is done I move it to a bowl and then sauté the Broccoli Rabe for about 5 minutes. Once the Broccoli Rabe is almost done, I throw in the sausage and mix them up together and sauté just a little bit longer to mix the flavors. At this point you can serve it as is or mix it in with pasta. Last night I did something new.
I bought a can of the Pillsbury Pizza thin crust pizza dough and placed it in my iron skillet and cooked it in the oven for 5 minutes at 400 degrees. After 5 minutes, I took it out and spread some canned Pizza sauce on the dough. I then heaped it with the Broccoli Rabe and Italian sausage, sprinkled some fried diced green peppers and shredded mozzarella cheese on it and cooked it for another 15 minutes.
CAN YOU SAY HOLY MOLY, GOOD!?!
If you make it, let me know what you think!