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Orecchiette alla Pugliese

Orecchiette alla Pugliese

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: orecchiette, pasta
Servings: 4

Ingredients

Ingredients for the Orecchiette: 

  • 800 grams durum semolina
  • 400 ml hot water
  • 200 grams all-purpose flour

For the sauce:

  • 600 grams broccoli florets
  • 500 grams cherry tomatoes
  • 100 ml extra virgin oil
  • 100 grams pecorino or parmigiano reggiano
  • 30 grams anchovies
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 2 grams chili flakes
  • 2 sprigs of fresh mint
  • sea salt

Instructions

  • Make a mound of semolina in the center of your work surface and create a well add the water. Start incorporating the flour and knead to form a dough. Rest the dough at room temperature for 1 hour.
  • Take a 50-gr (size of a finger) piece of dough and roll into a 1cm thick rope. With a knife, cut into 5 mm thick pieces.
  • Coat your thumb with flour and press firmly in the center of the cut pieces of dough creating an ear shape (should be slightly thinner on one side and thicker on the other).
  • Clean broccoli saving the flowers and leaves and wash them thoroughly. Discard the stem.
  • Bring a pot of salted water to a boil and add broccoli. Let them cook for 3 minutes and then add the pasta. Cook both for 2 to 4 minutes or until the pasta is cooked.
  • In a large skillet, add the extra virgin olive oil, whole garlic cloves, and anchovies and cook on low heat until the anchovies begin to melt into the oil. Add cherry tomatoes and chili flakes.
  • Drain the pasta and broccoli and add to the skillet with a small amount of the cooking water, sprinkle with pecorino and the fresh mint, taste for seasoning, and serve.

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Notes

Chef Notes: Well this is simplicity on a plate but full of flavor. This great pasta from Le Puglie is one of the best pasta dishes, simple, fresh, and very versatile.
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Wine Pairing: Franciacorta
Juice Pairing: Popeyes Heaven
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