Weekends are meant for r’n'r- aren’t they? Keeping that in mind, I decided to do a typical weeknight dinner for a weekend lunch- and my family couldn’t get enough:)
On the menu this weekend: a simple pasta with bright green brocoli, garlic, parsley, lemon, red chili flakes, all tossed with creamy feta cheese. Here’s the recipe:
Boil bow tie pasta till al dente (no more, no less!)
Smash and chop 6 plump garlic cloves.
4 bunches of brocoli, cut in medium pieces.
Zest of a lemon and juice
Heat 2 table spoons of olive oil with garlic, lots of red chili flakes, black pepper and lemon zest- stir till fragrant. Add in the brocoli and stir fry for a minute. Then add 3-4 tablespoons of water, cover the pot and steam cook for about 3-5 minutes or till the brocoli is tender. Add salt to taste, the lemon juice and toss everything together with the warm pasta. Sprinkle a little bit of chopped parsley, taste and adjust for seasoning- and serve hot with some crumbled feta cheese on top. So good!!
Tip- you want lots of pepper and chili flakes in this dish to pop the flavors.