Sunday, August 31, 2008

Another Great Pasta Dish

I suspect that there are lots of 5-year olds like little j who would like to eat pasta every day. Big J left for Texas on Friday to help out with the hurricane and we've had pasta twice in three days. Tonight I decided that I had to come up with something other than my standard tuna, garlic, and caper pasta dish.

This was perfect, especially if, like me, you love garlic.

Pasta with Broccoli and Garlic

4 oz dried pasta (any shape you like)
2 cups fresh or frozen broccoli
2 tablespoons olive oil
6 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon anchovy paste
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes, or to taste

As pasta cooks, steam broccoli until tender crisp.

In the meantime, heat olive oil in saute pan over medium heat. Add garlic, anchovy paste, and red pepper flakes. Saute until garlic is golden, about 2 minutes. Add steamed broccoli and heat through.

Toss cooked pasta with broccoli and garlic mixture. Top with fresh grated Parmesan. A delicious variation would be to add fresh toasted breadcrumbs to the completed dish.

Serves 2.

1 comment:

Big J said...

Sounds great! I wish I was there for dinner