Thursday, April 22, 2010
Chef Chuck's Pasta and Broccoli
Pasta e Broccoli
A favorite pasta dish that my Mom always made, usually with cavatelli pasta. Any short pasta will do, with just a few ingredients in this recipe be sure to use quality foods. Served hot or cold this is simple and delicious.
Pasta and Broccoli
1 pound pasta
1 pound organic broccoli, cut to bite size florets
4 garlic cloves minced 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 1/2 cups organic chicken or vegetable broth
1/2 cup parmigiano cheese
salt and pepper to taste
optional hot pepper flakes
Cook pasta according to al dente. In a large saute pan on medium heat add olive oil and garlic for 1 minute, stirring. Add broccoli and broth, cover and simmer until fork tender about 5 minutes. Add drained pasta to broccoli sprinkle on cheese, salt and pepper and toss. Can be served hot or cold.