Broccoli, Garlic bread-crumbs and Pasta

20 Nov

Very simple recipe here really. Roasted a little garlic in a little oil, roasted Brocolli florets in an oven for about 20 minutes and mixed the 2 together. Added a little black and red pepper to the pasta, some of my olive butter, some additional walnuts and mixed all of it up. Tastes quite good.

The recipe also said to add breadcrumbs. I microwaved a few slices of bread till they were really crisp and crumbled them up into bread crumbs and sprinkled them over the pasta. So if you have breadcrumbs, definitely use them.

A mistake I made though with the breadcrumbs was to over toast the bread which made it black, and hence make all the bread crumbs really bitter. I had to throw out most of it. So if you do use a microwave to do this, check every minute or even a little lesser – if the bread is getting burnt. Other alternatives to this are to buy ready-made bread crumbs, or toast the bread on a pan on a stove top, that lets you see it browning. Crush the bread in a zip lock bag or any other method that will ensure the crumbs do not fall out.

Make sure though that you cook the pasta properly and its very soft, I undercooked mine just a little which meant that it wasn’t as tender as I’d like it to be.


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