So, I've been craving pasta. Craving it. As in, I'm distracted by thoughts of the stuff. I've been trying to cut down on my consumption of pasta and bread because I tend to really overindulge--I don't stick to the recommended serving size but will happily eat a half a pound.
Today was interesting, because it was CSA pickup day. And I had a mad, mad craving for pasta. Now, here I was with all of these greens and fresh produce (radishes, beets, broccoli rabe, collard greens, broccoli, snow peas, spring onion, and garlic scapes) and all I wanted was pasta. But I wanted some of those tasty vegetables, too. I hit upon a solution.
Basically, I cooked up some penne rigate (you can use any kind of pasta you want, obviously). I chopped up the broccoli rabe and the garlic scapes. I sauteed the garlic scapes in olive oil, then added the broccoli rabe and a splash of white wine, and threw a pinch of crushed red pepper on it. I sauteed it until it cooked down but retained its bright green color. I added a little water from the pasta cooking liquid and a bit more olive oil towards the end. Once the pasta was done, I tossed it with the broccoli rabe saute and put a little parmesean cheese on it. (Just a little--too much and it overwhlems the flavor.)
It was pretty good, if I do say so myself. Though I did cook--and eat--far too much pasta.