Emeril's Rigatoni with Broccoli and Sausage was our dinner for the night. With a few tweaks it came out well and everyone once again liked it. I didn't have the rigatoni and used a different pasta but I will use the rigatoni next time for the full effect.
My least favorite part of this dish was removing the casings of the sausage. I hate holding the sausage and then just squeezing out the guts is just gross to me. But I do like the flavor more, and beats fitting to cut it into pieces!
I whipped up the sauce while the meat cooked and the noodles boiled. This meal really was quite simple. I didn't have the anchovies either and I did see mentioned somewhere that says you shouldn't skip them but I once again will make this dish again and make it right the first time. I also skipped the lemon zest as my lemon was looking a little less than desirable. So I guess I deviated from the recipe alot.
Overall I would say this recipe was a success. Everyone went up for seconds and we know that could mean anything. I suppose I could have added something else to it. I would hate to add bread to it since it already had the pasta. Maybe some kind of side salad would help as a space filler.
The finished result looked like the picture that's always a good sign you did something right. Although fresh Parmesan would have been way better than the substitute.