Cotechino With Lentils And Broccoli Rabe Recipe

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Servings: 12

Ingredients

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Directions

  1. Prepare bouquet garni: Place celery, carrot, leek, bay leaf, and thyme in center of a piece of cheesecloth. Gather ends of cheesecloth and tie together thightly to create a bag.
  2. In 5-qt saucepot, heat water, lentils, and bouquet garni to boiling over high heat. Skim off any foam which comes to surface. Reduce heat to low and simmer lentils till tender-about 35 min. Add in salt to lentis halfway through cooking time . Drain lentils in strainer, discarding bouquet garni; set lentils aside.
  3. Meanwhile, in 4-qt saucepan, heat chicken broth to boiling over high heat. With fork, pierce sausage all over. Place sausage in boiling broth.
  4. Reduce heat to low; cover and cook sausage till cooked through-about 40 min.
  5. Remove sausage from broth to cutting board; cold till easy to handle.
  6. Remove casing and slice sausage crosswise into 1/4-inch-thick slices. Keep cotechino hot.
  7. Strain 1/2 c. broth into measuring c.; freeze leftover broth for another use. In same saucepan, combine lentis and 1/2 c. broth. Stir in parsley and grnd pepper. Keep hot.
  8. In large skillet, heat 1 inch water to boiling. Add in broccoli rabe and blanch 1 minute. Drain and set aside. Heat same skillet over medium heat till warm. Add in oil and garlic and cook 1 minute. Add in blanched broccoli rabe and red pepper; saute/fry 3 to 5 min or possibly till broccoli is tender-crisp.
  9. To serve, line edge of large serving platter with broccoli rabe mix and spoon lentils into center. Place sausage over lentils and serve.
  10. NOTES : If cotechino sausage is not available in your area, use another garlic-flavored sausage.

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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 302g
Recipe makes 12 servings
Calories 244  
Calories from Fat 36 15%
Total Fat 4.04g 5%
Saturated Fat 0.95g 4%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 5mg 2%
Sodium 534mg 22%
Potassium 736mg 21%
Total Carbs 37.67g 10%
Dietary Fiber 16.8g 56%
Sugars 5.96g 4%
Protein 14.62g 23%
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