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Orecchiette With Sauteed Greens And Scallion Sauce

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  Orecchiette  3⁄4 Pound
  Unsalted butter 4 Tablespoon
  Scallions 1 Bunch (100 gm), thinly sliced
  Garlic 3 Clove (15 gm), thinly sliced
  Dry white wine 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Water 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Salt To Taste
  Freshly ground black pepper To Taste
  Extra virgin olive oil 2 Tablespoon
  Baby arugula 5 Ounce (1 Bag)
  Swiss chard leaves 6 Large, stems and central ribs discarded, leaves coarsely chopped
  Mascarpone cheese 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)

1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Add the orecchiette and cook until al dente. Drain the pasta, reserving 1/4 cup of the cooking water.
2. Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan, melt the butter. Add the sliced scallions and garlic and cook over low heat, stirring a few times, until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the white wine and simmer over moderate heat until the wine has reduced by half, about 5 minutes. Add the 1/2 cup of water and transfer the mixture to a blender. Puree until smooth. Season the scallion sauce with salt and pepper.
3. Wipe out the pasta pot and heat the olive oil in it over high heat. Add the arugula and Swiss chard leaves; cook the greens over high heat, stirring frequently, until wilted, about 5 minutes. Add the drained pasta, scallion sauce and the reserved pasta cooking water and simmer, tossing and stirring, until the sauce is thick, about 3 minutes. Stir in the mascarpone cheese, season the pasta with salt and black pepper and serve immediately.

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Orecchiette With Sauteed Greens And Scallion Sauce Recipe