312 Chicago Recipe: Orecchiette Pasta

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Here’s a recipe for Orecchiette Pasta prepared by 312 Chicago executive chef Luca Corrazzina. In the video above, Corrazzina provides step-by-step instructions to make this Italian dish for four at home.


  • 1 pound of orecchiette pasta
  • 1 bunch of broccoli rapini
  • 3 oz julienne sun dried tomatoes
  • 1 garlic glove sliced or chopped
  • 6 oz mild Italian sausage bulk
  • 1 pinch black pepper
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 3 oz pecorino Romano cheese
  • 2 oz olive oil
  • Start by cutting the stems off the rapini. Blanch them in hot water for about 4 minutes.
  • In a separate sauté pan, cook the sausage in small pieces (1 inch in diameter) with a touch of olive oil. When sausage is cooked, add the rapini, sun dried tomatoes, garlic and some more olive oil. Season with salt and pepper.
  • In a separate pot, boil water and season with salt. Cook pasta until ready and strain.
  • Add pasta onto the sauté pan with the rest of the ingredients and toss together.
  • Distribute pasta onto the plates and add the Pecorino Romano cheese on top.

312 Chicago is an Itallian restaurant located in the loop at 136 N. LaSalle St., adjacent to Hotel Allegro Chicago.

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