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Pappardelle with Rabbit, Ramps, and Wild Garlic

  • servings: 6

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Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 rabbit (about 2 pounds), cut into 6 pieces, or 2 pounds bone-in chicken pieces
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 14 ounces wild (spring) garlic (about 8), white and pale-green parts only, finely chopped
  • 6 ounces ramps (about 14), leaves and bulbs separated, bulbs halved lengthwise
  • 1 1/2 cups homemade or low-sodium store-bought chicken stock
  • 1 1/2 cups dry Riesling
  • 1 pound pappardelle

Directions

  1. Step 1

    Preheat oven to 375. Combine flour, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Dredge rabbit or chicken in flour mixture, coating all sides. Shake off excess.

  2. Step 2

    Melt 2 tablespoons butter with the oil in a heavy-bottomed pan over medium-high heat. Add meat pieces. (Work in batches if necessary.) Cook until dark golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate.

  3. Step 3

    Reduce heat to medium, and add garlic and ramp bulbs. Cook, stirring, until translucent and soft, about 5 minutes.

  4. Step 4

    Return meat to pan. Add stock, wine, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and pepper to taste. Bring to a boil. Remove from heat, and cover. Place in oven, and cook until meat is very tender, about 1 hour. Transfer meat pieces to a plate. Cut meat from bones in large chunks. Discard bones.

  5. Step 5

    Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions. Place the pan with the cooked garlic and ramps and their cooking liquid over high heat, and boil until slightly thickened, about 2 minutes. Add meat and ramp leaves. Cook for 2 minutes. Stir in remaining 2 tablespoons butter. Remove from heat.

  6. Step 6

    Drain pasta, and add to meat mixture. Toss gently, and season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately.

Source
Martha Stewart Living, April 2008

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Reviews (1)

  • BBSmith 8 Mar, 2014

    Confusion..... Cooked with ramps for years.. But what is wild garlic?? I have often heard ramps referred to as wild garlic... Google search identified wild garlic as ramps...?????