Dinner in 20 Minutes
Pasta with Broccoli Rabe and Sausage
Sautéing the rabe provided a tender-firm bite, but the intensely bitter flavor was off-putting to tasters. Adding a splash of pasta water and chicken broth to the skillet as we sautéed the rabe helped tame the bitterness, and also provided ample flavor. Some Parmesan cheese along with a paste of anchovy fillets, lemon juice, and olive oil rounded out the flavors of our sauce.
Premium Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
Extra-virgin olive oil, the lush, vibrant product of fresh olives, is premium by definition. At least, it should be. But as we reported in our story about supermarket olive oils, most of what you’ll find doesn’t deserve that prestigious label. The oils are either mislabeled as a higher grade; mishandled so that their bright, complex flavor turns rancid; or even fraudulently blended with other, cheaper oils and passed off as the real deal.