Pasta e Broccoli

pasta e broccoli

This is a good way to eat your broccoli! Mix it with your favorite pasta and a perfect meal either sitting or standing up!
1 lb. pasta (I used linguine)
1 large broccoli flower, cut into florets
3 garlic cloves, chopped
3 anchovie fillets, optional
1/2 tsp. red chili flakes, optional
1/2 cup of reserved pasta water
3 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
1/2 fresh grated Parmigiano cheese
Tip: place the broccoli florets in the microwave for three minutes. At the same time, begin to boil the pasta water……
Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high. Add the garlic, anchovies and red chili flakes. Stir for a minute, as the garlic turns golden and the achovies dissolve. Add the broccoli and sautee for three minutes.
In a large pot, cook the pasta according to the package instructions until it is al dente. Drain the past, and reserve 1/2 cup of the pasta water.
Drain the pasta and add to the pan with broccoli and toss. Add the reserved pasta water as needed. I sometimes drizzle a little more extra virgin olive oil and a few more red chili flakes (depending on my guests).
Sprinkle the parmigiano cheese and serve immediately.
Buon appetito!

1 comment to Pasta e Broccoli

  • Beatrice

    This is one of my favorite dishes — and our preparation is very similar, except that, as a vegetarian, I don’t include anchovies. The garlic and broccoli are so good together!

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