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Old 09-24-2010, 07:03 PM   #1
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Garlic Pasta with Broccoli

This was tonight's dinner:

Garlic Pasta with Broccoli

1 lb of pasta (ziti, rigatoni, or spaghetti)
1/4 cup olive oil (I use EVOO)
2 Tbsp butter
5-6 cloves garlic chopped fine
Fresh bail and oregano chopped (about 2 Tbsp each)
Red Pepper flakes (optional)
Grated Parmesean cheese
Broccoli
salt and Pepper

Heat the olive oil and butter over LOW heat until the butter melts.

Add in the garlic and half of each of the basil and oregano and a few turns of fresh black pepper. Stir to combine.

Leave on LOW to infuse the oil with garlic and herbs.

Cook the pasta to al dente in salted water.

While the pasta is cooking chop up the broccoli and cook to crisp-tender in the microwave.

Drain the pasta.

In a large bowl combine the pasta and broccoli. Pour the infused olive oil over the top and toss to coat.

Add the parmesean and toss again.

Dish the pasta into individual bowls and sprinkle each with some of the fresh herbs and pepper flakes (if using).
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Old 09-24-2010, 07:36 PM   #2
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Sounds delicious! I love pasta, and I have been really enjoying broccoli lately so thumbs up to this! :)
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Old 09-24-2010, 07:39 PM   #3
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I added it to the recipe file...with due credit to the creator! Thanks, Dave
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Old 09-24-2010, 07:50 PM   #4
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Thank you.
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Old 09-25-2010, 08:32 AM   #5
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thanks for posting...it is perfect timing for me to use this....broccoli is just coming on....i discovered 3 new basil plants that must have recently reseeded themselves and my vegetarian sister is coming for a 2 1/2 week visit soon...
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Old 10-06-2010, 03:35 PM   #6
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That sounds great. I'm going to give this a try. my wife is vegetarian so I'm looking for more veggie recipes.
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Old 10-08-2010, 07:52 PM   #7
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I'd love to have this for dinner tonight! Great recipe, thanks! :)
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Old 10-09-2010, 09:17 AM   #8
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In praise of broccoli & other veggies...

Thanks Dave! I read recently that an enzyme found in broccoli seems to have more effect than modern antibiotics against the formation of stomach ulcer causing bacteria. Good to know in the stressful world we live in! So your recipe uses a wonderfully healthy veggie and yet sounds so tasty. Definitely going to try this one, when I can tear myself away from this great foodie site!

And 6 cloves of garlic - Garlic is reported to be useful in treating high cholesterol, parasites, respiratory problems, poor digestion, and sagging energy levels. Studies suggest that regularly eating garlic helps lower blood pressure, controls blood sugar and blood cholesterol, and boosts the immune system. It has also been found to reduce the risk of throat, colon and stomach cancer.

I have heard that it is not recommended to take garlic in its raw form, since the enzyme necessary to produce allicin may be destroyed in the stomach before having any positive effect. Studies have apparently shown that other forms of garlic such as cooked garlic, pickled garlic, and aged garlic are also beneficial. Garlic tablets are also available - but it is certainly a lot more fun to get your daily dose from tasty dishes like this one!


Love this quote from Jim Davis: Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread, and pumpkin pie.

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This was tonight's dinner:

Garlic Pasta with Broccoli

1 lb of pasta (ziti, rigatoni, or spaghetti)
1/4 cup olive oil (I use EVOO)
2 Tbsp butter
5-6 cloves garlic chopped fine
Fresh bail and oregano chopped (about 2 Tbsp each)
Red Pepper flakes (optional)
Grated Parmesean cheese
Broccoli
salt and Pepper

Heat the olive oil and butter over LOW heat until the butter melts.

Add in the garlic and half of each of the basil and oregano and a few turns of fresh black pepper. Stir to combine.

Leave on LOW to infuse the oil with garlic and herbs.

Cook the pasta to al dente in salted water.

While the pasta is cooking chop up the broccoli and cook to crisp-tender in the microwave.

Drain the pasta.

In a large bowl combine the pasta and broccoli. Pour the infused olive oil over the top and toss to coat.

Add the parmesean and toss again.

Dish the pasta into individual bowls and sprinkle each with some of the fresh herbs and pepper flakes (if using).
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Pasta with Broccoli Aglio Olio (With Garlic and Olive Oil). I have always loved this since childhood and now my girls love it also! I usually make it with linguine because thats what mom used most times.



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Old 10-10-2010, 03:46 PM   #10
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This does sound good. I think I'll just toss the chopped broccoli in with the pasta the last couple minutes and drain it all at once. Saves washing another cooking vessel.
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Garlic Pasta with Broccoli This was tonight's dinner: Garlic Pasta with Broccoli 1 lb of pasta (ziti, rigatoni, or spaghetti) 1/4 cup olive oil (I use EVOO) 2 Tbsp butter 5-6 cloves garlic chopped fine Fresh bail and oregano chopped (about 2 Tbsp each) Red Pepper flakes (optional) Grated Parmesean cheese Broccoli salt and Pepper Heat the olive oil and butter over LOW heat until the butter melts. Add in the garlic and half of each of the basil and oregano and a few turns of fresh black pepper. Stir to combine. Leave on LOW to infuse the oil with garlic and herbs. Cook the pasta to al dente in salted water. While the pasta is cooking chop up the broccoli and cook to crisp-tender in the microwave. Drain the pasta. In a large bowl combine the pasta and broccoli. Pour the infused olive oil over the top and toss to coat. Add the parmesean and toss again. Dish the pasta into individual bowls and sprinkle each with some of the fresh herbs and pepper flakes (if using). 3 stars 1 reviews
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