Saturday, August 9, 2014

Garlic And Broccoli Pasta

I had left food from our lunch today and it was enough for my husband. Then in the evening I suddenly stumbled upon "Mountain Biking World Cup" which was being aired live and after watching for 5 minutes I refused to leave the t.v even for one minute. It was so engrossing that I watched that till the end. Generally I am not at all a sports person but this was simply, in word "mind blowing". I loved that. The grip and control with which they were driving their bike in that wavy, rubble path was something that left me speechless. In the end I refused to go to the kitchen for preparing a heavy meal. It has been a long time since I made pasta. So I took the easy way and made "Garlic and Broccoli Pasta" for me. Of course I added some extra bite for my husband.

The first time I made Garlic Pasta was, after watching a food show in Food Network and instantly fell in love with it simple and captivating taste. If you haven't try this out yet...its time that you should try. This simple recipes sometimes remind me that there is a world beyond our spicy world where we should look around and lost ourselves sometime to bring back our taste, because its really necessary to have a simple food habit too.This Garlic Broccoli Pasta is a little different than the conventional. But it turned out really good and tasty and the extra bit of Parmesan made a lot difference in the taste. I prefer Parmesan cheese a lot than using grated Mozzarella in the pasta. The gooey texture is something that I like only is cheesy bread and pizzas. Other than that its the Parmesan for which I reach for generally.

So..come lets cook Garlic and Broccoli Pasta.

Garlic and Broccoli Pasta
Serves 1


  • 1 cup cooked spaghetti
  • 1 cup broccoli florets
  • A handful of grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin Olive oil
  • salt - as per taste
  • 2 small /1 large garlic clove - very very thinly sliced
  • First boil the florets till its soft and tender, so that you can mash them with just the press with a finger.
  • Now put the oil in a pan along with the sliced garlics and put on the flame. The flame should be on low.
  • When the oil starts heating up stir the garlics.
  • When the garlic starts to become golden just put them out of the oil and keep aside. Generally this is not the rule but I always seem to burn the garlic as the cooking continues. So I add them later again. Because the oil is already flavored.
  • Now add the boiled broccoli florets with salt and stir continuously until them become a little fried and them completely mashed up.
  • Now add the cooked spaghetti and the kept aside garlic in it.
  • Mix the spaghetti evenly with the broccoli, garlic and olive oil mixture.
  • Now put the flame off and put them in a bowl.
  • Put the Parmesan cheese and mix evenly with the spaghetti.
  • In the last sprinkle a little more of the Parmesan on top of it.
  • Serve immediately.

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