Garlic Oil Sauteed Pasta with Broccoli
A perfect meal for a meatless dish, or add grilled chicken for a hearty meal.
Dovetailing Tip: Instead of the broccoli, substitute brocollini from Meal 2.
|1/3 cup||extra-virgin olive oil|
|2 cloves||garlic, smashed|
|1/4 teaspoon||red pepper flakes|
|1/4 head||broccoli, sliced into very thin florets, stalk peeled and cut into matchsticks|
|kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper|
|2 tablespoons||red wine vinegar|
|2 to 3 tablespoons||or more water or pasta cooking water, if needed|
|2 cups||penne pasta, cooked al dente|
|parmesan cheese, for garnish|
In a large saute pan, heat the olive oil, garlic, and pepper flakes over medium heat until fragrant. Once the garlic has turned golden in color, remove it from the pan. You are left with garlic-infused oil in the pan. Add the broccoli to the pan.
Cook's Note: Be sure the broccoli is completely dry before tossing it into the pan.
Toss the broccoli to coat with the oil. Season with salt and pepper and saute over medium heat until the broccoli barely loses some of its crunch, about 5 minutes. Turn the heat up to high and deglaze the pan with the red wine vinegar. Add a few tablespoons of water, if needed.
Cook's Note: Use pasta water if the pasta was made fresh.
Add in the pasta and toss to coat with the oil. Top with Parmesan cheese for serving.
Recipe courtesy of Melissa D'Arabian