RECIPE

Pappardelle with Pulled Pork

If you’re preparing multiple make-ahead meals in one day, serve this easy and comforting dish at the end of your cook day. Made from braised pork leftovers (also used in Red Pork Posole), this meal is based on a pork and torn fresh pasta served at Danny Meyer’s Maialino (traslation, “Little Pig”) restaurant in New York City. “My husband and I turn into little piggies when we eat this dish at home, too!” says Rachael.

Ingredients

  • Kosher salt
  • 1 pound pappardelle pasta or other wide ribbon pasta
  • 1-1 1/2 pounds pulled braised pork
  • 2 cups braising liquid
  • 3 tablespoons butter, cut into pats
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 large bundle arugula, watercress or spinach, washed and trimmed
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Grated nutmeg
  • Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, for garnish
  • A handful of flat leaf parsley or celery greens, chopped, for garnish

Preparation

Bring a large pot of water to a boil for the pasta. Salt the water, add the pappardelle, and cook to al dente. Reserve 1 cup of the pasta cooking liquid just before draining the pasta.

Meanwhile, gently heat the pulled pork and braising liquids in a saucepan over medium heat.

Drain the pasta and return it to the hot pot. Toss the pasta with the butter, braised pork, 2 cups braising liquid, lemon juice and starchy water as needed to produce enough sauce to coat the pasta and give the pappardelle movement. Wilt the arugula greens into the pasta and season with salt, pepper and nutmeg, to taste. Serve in shallow dishes and top with cheese and parsley.

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RECIPE

Pappardelle with Pulled Pork

If you’re preparing multiple make-ahead meals in one day, serve this easy and comforting dish at the end of your cook day. Made from braised pork leftovers (also used in Red Pork Posole), this meal is based on a pork and torn fresh pasta served at Danny Meyer’s Maialino (traslation, “Little Pig”) restaurant in New York City. “My husband and I turn into little piggies when we eat this dish at home, too!” says Rachael.

Ingredients

  • Kosher salt
  • 1 pound pappardelle pasta or other wide ribbon pasta
  • 1-1 1/2 pounds pulled braised pork
  • 2 cups braising liquid
  • 3 tablespoons butter, cut into pats
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 large bundle arugula, watercress or spinach, washed and trimmed
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Grated nutmeg
  • Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, for garnish
  • A handful of flat leaf parsley or celery greens, chopped, for garnish

Preparation

Bring a large pot of water to a boil for the pasta. Salt the water, add the pappardelle, and cook to al dente. Reserve 1 cup of the pasta cooking liquid just before draining the pasta.

Meanwhile, gently heat the pulled pork and braising liquids in a saucepan over medium heat.

Drain the pasta and return it to the hot pot. Toss the pasta with the butter, braised pork, 2 cups braising liquid, lemon juice and starchy water as needed to produce enough sauce to coat the pasta and give the pappardelle movement. Wilt the arugula greens into the pasta and season with salt, pepper and nutmeg, to taste. Serve in shallow dishes and top with cheese and parsley.

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Rachael Ray