Rigatoni With Rapini And Sausage

INGREDIENTS
half pound rigatoni
half pound Italian sausage
one head rapini (i.e., broccoli rabe)
fresh tarragon
fresh-ground black pepper
red chile pepper flakes
six garlic cloves, chopped
salt
olive oil
half cup white wine
half cup chicken stock
parmigiano reggiano

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Rough chop the rabes, discarding the very bottom inch or so. Boil for a minute or so in salted water. Remove the rabes and keep the rabe water, which you will then add more water to for boiling the rigs.

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Sautee the garlic with tarragon, red, and black pepper until it is toasty.

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Remove the sausage from casing and add to the sautee, breaking it up as it browns.

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Turn the heat up a bit and deglaze with the wine, reducing until all the alcohol is gone.

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Add the stock and reduce while you boil the rigs until very molto al dente.

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Throw the rabes in.

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Add about a half cup of the pasta water to the sauce, drain the rigs, turn the heat up some more, and finish the rigs for a couple minutes in the sauce, stirring gently occasionally.

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You know the rest!

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