We had a housewarming party last weekend. Among other appetizers, I made the recipe below and served it with fresh bread. It was a hit. It tastes so indulgent but it really is quite delicious! I got quite creative with the menu. We have a multicultural group of friends so I wanted to offer lots of options but not violate any of the dietary restrictions that our guests may have had. This dish is not dairy or nut free but it is delicious! As with the other recipes for the party, it came from Food and Wine.com
1 cup raw, shelled pistachios (5 ounces)
1 pound broccoli rabe, thick stems discarded
2 garlic cloves
2 cups flat-leaf parsley leaves
3/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 cup freshly grated Pecorino Romano cheese
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
- Preheat the oven to 350°. Spread the pistachios in a pie plate and toast for about 10 minutes, until fragrant and golden. Let cool to room temperature.
- Meanwhile, bring a large saucepan of salted water to a boil. Add the broccoli rabe and cook until crisp-tender, 2 minutes. Rinse under cold water. Squeeze dry, then transfer to a cutting board and coarsely chop.
- In a food processor, pulse the pistachios with the garlic until coarsely chopped. Add the parsley and broccoli rabe and pulse until finely chopped. Add the olive oil and process until incorporated. Stir in the Pecorino, season with salt and pepper and serve.
- SERVE WITH
Ciabatta toasts or mix in with pasta and EVOO