Presenting an all new recipe for 2022. Orecchiette with cime di rapa pesto. It made these grown men weep.
While orecchiette are traditionally served with cime di rapa, they are a promiscuous shape, and get on with almost every sauce.
From: An A-Z of Pasta: Stories, Shapes, Sauces, Recipes, by Rachel Roddy, published by Fig Tree
Easy over is given. The voluptuous shape of orecchiette will offer sanctuary for most sauces and then some. We love orecchiette. With a light sauce, a tomato sauce. With rabbit, with polpo, with peas, with tuna.
But the iconic dish of Puglia that we keep coming back to is orecchiette with cime di rapa. And it is. If it ain’t broke don’t fix it, so it is said.
Which is why we are introducing orecchiette with cime di rapa pesto. The most exciting recipe combining orecchiette and cime since it was first brought together.
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