Would you settle for Italian-American?Now I'd love something italian.:nod:
Just kidding! My all-time favorite dish is orecchiette con cime di rapa.
Go to an Italian market and buy orecchiette. It's a small pasta that's shaped like little ears. If you can't find it, I usually substitute with rigatoni. Either way, use a 16oz box for two people.
When the water is boiling, put the pasta in and stir until it's almost done. Chop up some turnip greens into four-inch sections and put it in with the pasta (stems, too). Don't worry; it will cook down.
While that is cooking, line a frying pan with olive oil and sprinkle dried red pepper and minced garlic into the pan. If you want an authentic Barese flavor, add flat anchovies to it. Stir the pan.
Once the greens are tender and the pasta is done, strain into a colander and put pasta and greens into a large serving bowl. Take the frying pan and drizzle the contents all over the pasta and greens. Toss the pasta and enjoy!