Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Presto Pasta Nights - Rapini and Pasta

Kamloops has a great Farmers Market and we've gone every Saturday since we got here, and one Wednesday market too. I bought my very first bunch of Rapini a couple of Saturdays ago for $1.00. The lady next to me was buying 6 bunches and she told me to chop up the rapini and saute in with garlic in some olive oil. That sounded good, and easy, but I've always wanted to try the rapini with pasta.

Here's my bunch of rapini. I trimmed the ends and got rid of a couple of stalks that were yellowing. Then I chopped it up.


I sauteed the rapini with 3 cloves of minced garlic and 1 finely chopped hot pepper in some olive oil, then added 1 cup of chicken stock and simmered everything until the sauce was reduced and the rapini was tender.


I added 125 grams of crumbled feta cheese and cooked (obviously) whole wheat rotini. Toss, season with salt and pepper, and serve.



Pretty easy, pretty fast, and pretty good for you. I'm sending this to Ruth for Presto Pasta Nights. Check with her on Friday for the weekly round-up.

8 comments:

MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

So bad, I'm always meaning to try rapini, still haven't. Your ability with pasta seems endless, you amaze me always.

urban vegan said...

We often make this with tons of garlic and olive oil. I'm a huge fan of bitter greens.

Sara said...

Tanna - aw thanks! I like pasta, you can do so much with it, and it's cheap.

Urban Vegan - I just saw your rapini picture from your dinner out. I will try to buy another bunch this weekend and try it, thank you.

Cris said...

Hi Sara! First time I see rapini, it looks so good to me! You won't regret baking the no-knead bread... :-)

tigerfish said...

Thanks for introducing me to rapini...it's new to me. :)

Susan said...

I just love rapini. In fact, I made some pasta the other night with rapini and sausage. People seem to love it or hate it. Looks like we picked the right camp.

Ruth Daniels said...

Great dish. Thanks for sharing with Presto Pasta Nights.

I love rapini, it's good with so many things and now I'll just have to try it out with pasta.

Carla said...

I've never heard of rapini, let alone eat it. I'm planning on a trip to the farmer's market tomorrow (a little college town has a farmer's market, you say? Yup. It surprised me too). I'll keep an eye out for rapini, although my main mission is winter squash.