give this recipe a try. I was surprised by how tasty this was, give the pan time to heat up before adding the garlic and pepper, then let the garlic start to brown- you basically make a delicious spicy sauce for your noodles. I had never cooked anything so leafy as escarole on the stove, but it soaks up the spicy flavors perfectly. I made it with chicory and almost liked it better. I will make this again!
It's nice to have a recipe for escarole, but I can't say I will be in a hurry to make this again. It isn't very flavorful, and the red pepper heat just doesn't seem to go well with the other ingredients. I might make it again without the pepper and with a touch more oil.
For my taste, that was a lot of pasta. Maybe add more veggies like zucchini and/or more beans. Or cut back on the pasta. Overall, a really tasty dish!
Let me preface this by saying that I love white beans and escarole. It's my favorite soup hands down, so I thought this pasta dish would win too. Let me now just say that 8 cloves of garlic is WAY overkill. The garlic is the only reason this recipe is getting 2 stars instead of 5. Perhaps I didn't slice thinly enough. Perhaps I didn't let the garlic cook long enough before going to the next step. Either way the result was me slowly picking garlic out of my dish to avoid further burning my tongue. I will make this again. When I do I will use 4 cloves. If that's too much, I will use 2. I am determined to make this work. So sad my first experience was so off-putting.