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Old 05-08-2016, 09:11 AM   #1
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Pasta with broccoli Roman style

I've been enjoying reading the threads, and I love the variety of topics that appear on the screen.

Here is a recipe that's quick to make and delicious: I learned it when I was a student at Rome University

250g fresh broccoli florets, or the same of frozen, but fresh is better
250g mascarpone or Philladelphia Lite soft cheese
100g grated parmesan cheese
250 g penne, fusilli or tortiglioni
Chopped fresh garlic to taste
1 medium onion chopped (optional)
Fresh hot chili finely chopped to taste
best quality olive oil - a good EVOO gives it a delicious flavour
Have the water for the pasta ready, and cook the pasta.
While it's cooking, prepare the broccoli as follows:

Sweat the chopped onion and the garlic gently and then add the garlic and chili. Add the broccoli and cook until crunchy verging on soft.
Add the mascarpone/philapdelfia lite cheese and enough pasta water to make a thick cream. Add the pasta as soon as it's ready and then finally add the grated Parmesan cheese. The pasta and the broccoli should have a good coating of the sauce.

This is quick to make, and a good standby. I'm sure there'll probably be a member who already knows this recipe! It's worth a try!

di reston

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Old 05-08-2016, 09:53 AM   #2
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That sounds very good. Thanks for posting.
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