September 05, 2006

Broccoli & Garlic Pasta



Ingredients:
2 heads broccoli, cut into florets
3 cloves garlic, chopped
1 shallot, chopped
3/4 cup bread crumbs
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon oregano
salt
pepper


Directions:
Heat oil in a large pan or wok and add the garlic, oregano, salt, pepper and shallot. Saute until fragrant, about 2-3 minutes. Add broccoli and cook until almost tender, about 6 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add bread crumbs and stir to incorporate and heat through. Toss with 10 oz hot, cooked pasta.

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My thoughts:
This is not even a 30 minute meal, it's a 15 minute meal and it's good. You can make the whole thing in the time it takes to boil the pasta and no one would ever know. The broccoli takes on this amazing garlic flavor and just about melts in your mouth. Perfect for a weeknight dinner.