Tuesday, December 11

Zucchini Linguine with Spicy Sausage

The last time I featured zucchini linguine I recommended using a Julienne peeler to make the "noodles." However, I discovered that my brand new food processor (a wedding shower gift from my mom's cousins:) has a thin slicing disc that is quicker...and more fun! If you have a food processor simply slice off the ends of the zucchini so it will fit on its side in the feed tube. Then gently apply pressure to the pusher. The slicing disc will create thin noodle-sized slices of zucchini which you can then toss onto the stove and steam for several minutes.

1 tbsp olive oil
½ pound hot Italian turkey sausage, casings removed, roughly crumbled
4 garlic cloves, minced
1/8 tsp crushed red pepper
1 lb broccoli rabe, cut into 2 inch pieces
½ cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
¼ cup plus 4 tsp freshly grated pecorino Romano
¼ tsp black pepper
6 zucchini, sliced into long, thin strands

Heat oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add sausage and sauté, breaking up large chunks with a wooden spoon, until lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and crushed red pepper. Add broccoli rabe and cook, tossing with tongs, 1 minute. Add broth, reduce heat to medium, cover and cook until broccoli rabe is tender, about 3 minutes.
Add steamed zucchini “noodles” to sausage mixture, toss well with tongs. Add ¼ cup cheese and black pepper and toss well. Divide among four bowls and sprinkle w/ cheese. 

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