Spaghetti with Broccoli and Garlic Recipe

spaghetti with broccoli and garlic

Ingredients for Spaghetti with Broccoli and Garlic:

  • 1 lb (450 g) broccoli
  • Olive oil ( about 3 fl  oz  – 75 ml)
  • 6 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 pint (570 ml) water
  • 12 oz (350 g) spaghetti

Method for Spaghetti with Broccoli and Garlic:

  1. Trim the woody bits from the broccoli and then break into small florets.
  2. Put the olive oil and crushed garlic in a heavy-based frying pan and fry over medium heat. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. When the garlic is golden but not brown, add the broccoli, the water and the spaghetti broken into 2″ (5 cm) lengths.
  4. Mix well and then cover the pan and cook over moderate heat for about 10 minutes – stirring occasionally so that the pasta does not stick to the pan.
  5. Serve hot.

This Spaghetti with Broccoli and Garlic Recipe serves 4. It makes a great main course meal sprinkled with Parmesan cheese and served with a mixed side salad.

Although we had this recipe down as spaghetti with broccoli, it actually works best with calabrese – the Italian brassica that is often called broccoli in the shops. Technically broccoli only refers to the early sprouting brassica native to Britain which has a different texture, being softer.

Calabrese holds together better in the cooking process and more bite.

Posted in Vegetable Recipes, Recipes using Herbs, Vegetarian Recipes, Garlic, Broccoli, Pasta Dishes, All Recipes

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