450g Dried Orecchiette or homemade – recipe here
400g Purple sprouting broccoli or tenderstem broccoli
3 Cloves of garlic
1 Fresh chilli or a sprinkling chilli flakes
Salt and pepper
Method – Serves 4 as a main
- Make the pasta – Follow this recipe
- Boil the broccoli until tender (about 15 minutes). Once tender, add the fresh pasta into the boiling water with the broccoli. Cook for 2-3 minutes. You can taste the pasta to ensure it’s done. Drain. If using dried pasta add it into the boiling water 5 minutes after you’ve added the broccoli.
- In a separate saucepan add some olive oil the 3 cloves of crushed garlic and the chilli. Put the drained broccoli and pasta into the saucepan and gently fry so it’s all mixed together. When serving pour a nice glug of extra virgin olive oil on top.
NB: If there are some large chunks of broccoli cut them down so the broccoli is all equal in size.