- 1 pound broccoli rabe
- 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
- 4 ounces hot Italian sausage—casings removed, meat crumbled
- 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
- Pinch of crushed red pepper and salt
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 1/4 cup grated pecorino cheese
In a pot of salted boiling water, cook the broccoli rabe until nearly tender, 4 minutes. Drain and cool under cold water. Squeeze and pat dry, then chop. In a skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of the oil. Add the sausage and cook over moderately high heat, breaking it up into small pieces, until browned. Add 3 more tablespoons of oil, the garlic and red pepper to the skillet and cook for 1 minute. Add the broccoli rabe and cook, stirring, until tender, 3 minutes. Season with salt. Add the lemon juice and toss. Serve with pecorino.