How To Make Ziti Pasta with Pork and Escarole in Creamy Thyme Sauce
Filling and delicious, this ziti pasta yields a savory meal loaded with tender, crispy pork, lightly bitter escarole, all tossed in a rich and herby sauce!
Cut the pork into ½-inch slices and flatten them with the heel of hand. Sprinkle the pork with ¼ teaspoon each of the salt and pepper.
In a large frying pan, heat 2 tablespoons of the oil over moderate heat. Cook the pork, in two batches if necessary, for about 1 minute per side, until just barely done.
Remove the pork from the pan, let it sit for 5 minutes, and then cut into thin strips.
In the same pan, heat the remaining 1 tablespoon of the oil over moderate heat. Add the escarole, shallot, ¼ teaspoon of the salt and the remaining ¼ teaspoon pepper and cook, stirring for about 1 minute, until the escarole wilts.
Add the broth and the thyme and simmer for about 3 minutes, until the broth is reduced to ¼ cup. Whisk in the mustard, cream, and the remaining ¼ teaspoon of salt; bring just to a simmer.
Add the pork and any accumulated juices to the sauce, and remove from the heat.
In a large pot of boiling, salted water, cook the ziti for about 13 minutes, until just done. Drain and toss with the sauce.
Serve warm, and enjoy!
- Calories: 575.72kcal
- Fat: 26.90g
- Saturated Fat: 9.25g
- Trans Fat: 0.08g
- Monounsaturated Fat: 11.69g
- Polyunsaturated Fat: 4.44g
- Carbohydrates: 49.43g
- Fiber: 4.28g
- Sugar: 4.01g
- Protein: 33.20g
- Cholesterol: 115.37mg
- Sodium: 583.25mg
- Calcium: 61.00mg
- Potassium: 804.62mg
- Iron: 2.46mg
- Vitamin A: 123.60µg
- Vitamin C: 3.08mg
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