Orecchiette Cime di Rapa e Cozze

Orecchiette with Turnip Tops and Mussels

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      55 min

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4 Grosvenor Square

By Danilo Cortellini

Published 2016

  • About

Cime di rapa can be translated as turnip tops but to give you an idea it is a leafy green vegetable that looks a little like tender stem broccoli, but is much more bitter in taste. All the parts of this vegetable are edible, but the best parts are the soft buds and the little tops. This dish is traditionally made with orecchiette, a fun shape pasta typical in Southern Italy, especially in the Apuglia region. The original recipe has anchovies instead of mussels. I like t