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A favorite amongst Italians, arugula is known by several names including rucola, roquette or rocket, as itís known in Australia and New Zealand.

Arugula has a sharp, peppery bite and is most commonly used in salads or as a garnish.

Another way to enjoy the slender, green leaves is in an arugula pasta. Lightly sautťed with corn, garlic, butter, olive oil and chili flakes, the arugula is cooked for only a few minutes until itís slightly wilted. Finally, I add a squeeze of fresh lemon juice to really bring out all the flavors. All this is tossed with thin spaghetti noodles and freshly grated Parmesan cheese.

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June 18, 2009 at 4:53 pm
(1) Barney says:

Hello Syrie,

We are just back from Italy and can confirm that rocket on pizza is really nice as well. Will definitely try this recipe, it looks delicious.

Keep up the good work.

Barney

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