Broccoli: o li ami o li odi! Either you love them or you hate them! I so like them I could eat them every day. On the other hand, my sister would start opening the windows the minute she steps into the house even hours after I cooked them. Now that I think about it, even my kids and my husband do not enjoy having broccoli on the table, so I actually only eat them when I’m dining alone (che tristezza, how sad! I just realized broccoli are my guilty pleasure). Who knew writing a blog had such deep psychological implications! Back to the broccoli. Try them with some pasta (even better whole wheat which I didn’t have in my kitchen). Scommetto che li amerete, bet you’ll love them! Unless, of course, you are broccoli haters.
Ingredienti per 4/5 persone:
340 gr. (or 12 OZ) Broccoli
one clove of garlic – uno spicchio d’AGLIO
500 gr. (one pound) pasta
olive oil – OLIO D’OLIVA
salt – SALE
Cut and steam your broccoli but remove them from the steamer while still crisp. Meanwhile, bring water to a boil for the pasta of your choice (I used fusilli, but any short pasta will do) and cook it al dente. In a large pan, heat some olive oil with a crushed garlic clove; add the broccoli, sprinkle with salt and sauté them for about 8 minutes. Drain the pasta and add it to the broccoli. Sauté for 5 extra minutes. Add some grated parmesan cheese and serve immediately. Guardate che bei colori, see how colorful!
Pillola d’italiano. Broccoli. Eventually a word you don’t have to worry about, right? But did you know that the noun broccoli in Italian is plural of broccolo? And did you know that broccolo, besides the famous vegetable, can be used to describe someone stupid or goofy as in the expression “che broccolo”! Or even better “che broccolone”!?See? Full of vitamins and meanings too!