We love pasta but I seldom cook it. My son requested to have pasta this week, first thing I check what I have in my pantry and fridge.
Since we have broccoli, macaroni and fresh tomato, decided to whip up my Broccoli & Tomato Pasta for our meal today.
Wonder why I don't make this often since this is the easiest and importantly tasty. When boiling the pasta, cook until aldente as stated on the package. Use the water from boiling pasta to cook broccoli and retain some of the water to be added to the pasta if it is too dry.
Prefer spicier pasta, added more chili paste than stated. In case you don't have chili paste, opt for chili powder. I know some of you may not have chili powder so add black pepper instead.
This Broccoli & Tomato Pasta is so versatile, you can add other vegetables, meat or cheese to your liking Even without any add on, it tastes awesome!
My family also love the following pasta. Check the recipe by clicking on the title.
Stir Fried Pasta
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BROCCOLI & TOMATO PASTA RECIPE
Serves : 5-6
3 cups uncooked pasta
5 medium tomato chopped
3 medium onion chopped
1.5 cup broccoli florets
4 cloves garlic minced
4 tablespoon olive oil
4 tablespoon tomato sauce
3 tsp chili paste or to taste
salt to taste
Bring a pot of water and salt to boil. Add in pasta, cook pasta until aldente according the the package instruction.
Separate the broccoli into florets, wash then drain. Using pasta water, blanch them for 5 minutes, drain well.
Heat oil in a heavy bottom pan, add in garlic, fry the fragrant.
Mix in onion and little salt, fry until translucent..
Mix in tomato, cook until they turn mushy.
Now add the chili paste, cook for a few minutes. Add in tomato sauce and broccoli. Stir well.
Add in pasta and salt if needed, stir until pasta is fully coated with tomato.
Ready to serve.
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