Cara's Cucina: Cavatelli Con Broccoli Rabe

1 lb cavatelli 1 bunch broccoli rabe, rinsed well, thick stems trimmed8-10 cloves of garlic, mincedolive oil2 tsp red pepper flakes, plus more to taste1

Cavatelli Con Broccoli Rabe: - 1 lb cavatelli 1 bunch broccoli rabe, rinsed well, thick stems trimmed8-10 cloves of garlic, mincedolive oil2 tsp red pepper flakes, plus more to taste1 tbs. buttersalt & pepper2 tbs parmigiano

*Prepare an ice water bath in a large bowl, preferably fitted with a strainer inside. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.*Blanch broccoli rabe in batches by tossing into boiling water, as you see it begin to wilt, scoop it out with a spider or straining spoon and dump it in the ice water. *Once all the broccoli rabe has been blanched, lift strainer from bowl and allow to drain (either in the sink or another bowl).*Pour enough olive oil into the bottom of a large, deep saute pan to cover the bottom and come to about 1/4 in. depth. Heat over medium heat and add garlic.*Cook garlic for 1-2 minutes, then add in red pepper and cook for another 1-2 minutes. Remove garlic oil from heat.*Bring a second pot of salted water to a boil and add in cavatelli.*While pasta is cooking, warm garlic oil over low heat and add in broccoli rabe.*Once pasta floats, drain it (reserving at least 1 c. of liquid) and add it to the pan with the oil. Add 1 c. of pasta water to the pan as well.*Season with salt and pepper, and more red pepper to taste.*Add in butter and parmigiano. Toss with tongs until warmed through, drizzle with a little more olive oil and serve.

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