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Old 04-19-2008, 12:20 PM   #1
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Linguine with Broccoli, Tomatoes & Pine Nuts

This is a quick colorful dish I throw together for an easy anytime meal. Use fresh ingreds - tomatoes & broc, but in a pinch you can use a large can of chopped tomatoes w juice. Change the seasonings & amounts to suit your taste. I don't measure everything exactly.

Linguine with Broccoli, Tomatoes & Pine Nuts
Florets from med head of broccoli - about 4 cups
olive oil
2 garlic cloves, minced
4 med. tomatoes, chopped
2 tbls golden raisins, chopped
cayenne pepper or crushed red pepper flakes, to taste (I use about a pinch, since I don't like too much heat)
S&P, to taste
2 tbls pine nuts
1/2 lb linguini, spaghetti, or pasta of choice (Whole wheat, if desired)
2 tbls fresh parsley, minced
croutons - I like herb & garlic, but the croutons are optional
Fresh grated Parmesan or shredded mozzarella

Steam broccoli until just tender. Rinse under cold water, drain and set aside. Saute garlic in large saucepan until golden. Add tomatoes, raisins, cayenne or red pepper, & S&P. Simmer, uncovered, about 15 minutes. Add pine nuts and simmer another 5 minutes.

Cook pasta till al dente, drain. Add broccoli to the tomato mixture, tossing to coat/heat thru, and pour over pasta. Sprinkle with fresh parsley, add croutons, if desired, & mix to combine. Top with fresh grated Parmesan or shredded mozzarella.

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Old 04-19-2008, 01:36 PM   #2
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Very good sounding. I'll have to try this when I get home!
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I'm already home, but I'm putting it on next weeks' list! Thanks!
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Old 04-19-2008, 07:29 PM   #4
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Thank you pds & suzi. Hope you enjoy the dish.
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