This is my take on pasta with broccoli and garlic. With the additions of a few of my favorite things I transformed this ordinary dish into something a little off the beaten path. If you haven't guessed from my blogs title I love capers and try to sneak them into recipes where ever I can.
for the sauce:
2 small crowns of fresh broccoli (about 4 cups chopped)
5 cloves of garlic chopped
1 cup sliced olives
2-3 tablespoons of capers
1/4 cup olive oil
add all to a skillet and cook until the broccoli is the tenderness you desire, then add
2 tablespoons of butter
1/4 cup of heavy cream
1 tablesspoon lemon juice
and season with salt and pepper
Keep warm meanwhile boil any pasta of your choice, the possibilities are endless anything will work. I also made my favorite topping for pasta dishes made with olive oil based sauces, give or take a few ingredients.
for the topping:
1 cup of panko breadcrumbs
1 tsp lemon zest
1 tablespoon grated romano cheese
1 tablespoon chopped parsley
1/4 tsp hot red pepper flakes
1-2 tablespoons olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
toss together and set aside
when the pasta is done toss it in the skillet with the sauce and add some of the pasta water if it's too dry. Plate, top with the panko mixture and enjoy.
*serve with a nice salad and garlic bread
**add a nice dessert and it's a perfect dinner party!!