This corzetti pasta with broccoli and ‘nduja spicy sausage is tasty and easy to make. Make it and you’ll take a trip around Italy, without leaving your kitchen. The dish is a mix of regional Italian traditions: corzetti originated in Liguria; pasta with broccoli is a traditional recipe from Apulia; ‘nduja is a spicy, spreadable salami from Calabria that combines nicely with any cabbage.
Corzetti Pasta with Broccoli and Nduja Spicy Sausage
2 pounds broccoli
3 ounces nduja spicy sausage
pecorino romano cheese, grated
extra virgin olive oil
salt and black pepper
Prepare the corzetti pasta dough using this recipe.
Clean and trim the broccoli. Heat a skillet over high heat. Add some extra virgin olive oil to the pan.
Once the oil is hot, add the broccoli and cook for 3/4 minutes, stirring constantly. Season with salt and pepper.
In the meantime, form tiny meatballs with the nduja spicy sausage. Place the meatballs on a baking tray covered with parchment paper. Bake at 180° C for 5 minutes.
Cook the corzetti pasta al dente, drain and add the broccoli. Add the nduja meatballs.
Serve with grated pecorino cheese and black pepper.