How broccoli led to true love...
I saw this pin on Pinterest and went to the blog to check out the recipe. I'm glad I did because there is a lovely, romantic story behind it.
It is the kind of story that transforms good writing into joyful reading. Congrats & thank you to food blogger Emiko Davies!
Click HERE to read it on Emiko's blog
|PHOTO by Emiko Davies_4 Oct 2011|
Orecchiette con Broccoli: The Way to A Man's Heart
The ingredients are simple:
• fresh broccoli, chopped
• 1 to 2 cloves fresh garlic, squashed in the skin or peeled & chopped
• 1/2 fresh lemon
• orecchiette pasta (little saucer-shaped pasta)
• grated Pecorino cheese
• EVOO (extra-virgin olive oil)
• kosher salt & freshly ground black pepper
Sauté chopped broccoli in a swirl of olive oil with a clove or two of chopped garlic & a pinch of dried chilies. Sauté just until the broccoli is bright green & slightly crunchy, about 5 minutes. Season with kosher salt to taste. Add a squeeze of fresh lemon to enhance flavors. Stir & set aside.
Cook the pasta in a pot of boiling water. Drain, then return the pasta to the empty cooking pot.
Add the sautéed broccoli. Stir to combine.
Serve immediately with a handful of grated Pecorino cheese, a drizzle of olive oil & some freshly ground black pepper.
A bottle of chilled Italian white wine and perhaps a single candle...
Mwah! Buon appetito!