Maritati handmade pasta (orecchiette, fusilli, strascinati) with broccoli raab greens  and cruscki pepper is a real institution in Basilicata and in Puglia. Today we offer a faster version prepared from raw materials excellent quality. In two moves you will have the opportunity to taste and offer your guests this spectacular dish.

Difficulty: easy – Preparation time: 10 min – Cooking time: 30 min – Serves: 4 people – Cost: low

Ingredients: 1 pound orecchiette (handmade pasta) – 2 bunches broccoli raab, stems removed, washed thoroughly – 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil – 2 anchovy fillets packed in olive oil, drained and chopped – 3 garlic cloves, chopped , 2 sun dried cruski pepper – 2 tablespoons salt


Boil 2,5 liters of water with salt and add orecchiette, drop in broccoli raab, and stir. Bring back to a boil and cook until the orecchiette are al dente, about 10 minutes.

In another pan heat the extra virgin olive oil with the anchovy fillets, garlic, and cruski pepper until the anchovies break down and the garlic is aromatic, about 2 minutes; do not allow the garlic to burn or it will be bitter. Remove from the heat.

Drain orecchiette, add the mixture and enjoy Basilicata!

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