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1 ¼ lb broccoli rabe, ends trimmed¼ cup extra virgin olive oil salt freshly ground pepper6 garlic cloves, thinly sliced1 fresno or jalapeño chile, seeded and thinly sliced2 tsp harissa½ tsp sweet smoked paprika1 lb cavatelli freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, plus more for serving½ cup packed mint leaves, chopped½ cup packed parsley leaves, chopped


  1. Preheat the oven to 425°. In a bowl, toss the broccoli rabe with 2 tablespoons of the oil and season with salt and pepper. Arrange the broccoli rabe on 2 baking sheets and roast for 15 minutes, until crisp-tender, then chop.
  2. In a deep skillet, heat the remaining 2 tablespoons of oil. Add the garlic, chile and harissa and cook over moderate heat, stirring for 2 minutes. Add the broccoli rabe and smoked paprika and cook until tender, 2 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, in a large pot of salted boiling water, cook the pasta until al dente; drain, reserving 1 cup of the cooking liquid. Add the pasta, cooking water and 1/4 cup of Parmigiano to the skillet and cook, stirring, until the pasta is coated in a thick sauce, 2 minutes. Stir in the herbs and serve with more cheese.

Image Credit: Con Poulos
Recipe Courtesy of: Michael Natkin

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Tags: Dinner, Pasta, Roasting

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