Marvista Bed and Breakfast Inn, Rio del Mar, California www.2marvista.com
Broccoli and Fresh Tomato Sauce
- 2 Cups peeled, chopped
and seeded Roma tomatoes
- 1/2 Cup extra-virgin
- 2-3 Teaspoons minced
- 1/2 Cup firmly packed
chopped fresh basil leaves (dried just doesn't hack it)
- 1 Pound capellini (angel
hair) or similar pasta
- 3 Cups broccoli florets
- Freshly grated Parmesan
In a bowl, conbine tomatoes,
oil, garlic and basil and let sit at room temperature for 30
minutes. Cook pasta in boiling water 4 to 5 minutes. It should
be al dente (shoten time considerably if using fresh pasta. Add
broccoli and cook, stirring occasionally, for 3 or 4 minutes
or until broccoli is tender.
To serve: Drain
and transfer to a large bowl. Add sauce and toss pasta and broccoli
until it is well coated. Serve with parmesan cheese. Serves 4
to 6. Suggestion: Add shrimp or scallops to the cooking pasta.
Without fish, this is a winner for a first course. With fish,
it's a great dinner.