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    Wednesday, January 31, 2018

    Broccoli, Pasta, with Cheesy Crunchy Topping

    Enough for a good feed for 2 people...with some pickings for late arrivals,
    which is what happened our house last night
    Vegetarian...as long as you eat cheese of course
    This was on the NYT Cooking site

    There was a couple of changes that I made, due to dietary requirements for a member of the family
    and it worked really well


    1 head Broccoli broken into florets
    2 tablespoons Olive oil
    1 tsp cumin ground seeds
    Sea salt
    1/2 tsp red pepper flakes, or to taste
    2 cups penne or similar pasta

    1/3 cup finest grated Parmesan Cheese
    1/3 cup Panko Bread Crumbs
    1 tablespoon finely grated lemon zest
    Freshly ground black pepper
    100 gms Goats Feta

    Fresh lemon juice

    Heat Oven to 200 C
    On a rimmed baking sheet toss together broccoli, oil, cumin, salt and red pepper flakes
    Roast until tender and browned at the edges 15-20 minutes
    Tossing halfway through
    Remove from oven and set aside
    Turn oven onto Grill function

    Meanwhile bring a large pot of salted water to the boil
    Add pasta and cook to according to manufacturers directions
    Drain

    In a small bowl mix Parmesan, Panko, lemon zest, some sea salt 
    and freshly ground black pepper
    Toss cooked pasta with the broccoli, in a gratin dish
    Crumble the Feta over the top
    Sprinkle the Parmesan, breadcrumb mix
    Drizzle very generously with Extra Virgin Olive Oil
    Under the griller till topping is golden brown
    2-4 minutes
    Sprinkle with lemon Juice and serve

    You can prepare ahead then pop under the grill when you want to eat
    Might take a little longer but you can judge that


    4 comments:

    Alex Verg said...

    That looks very tasty and easy-to-make. Is it possible to cook it in little rotisserie oven like this one - https://www.bestadvisers.co.uk/rotisserie-ovens#product-1? I`m a student so I have only crockpot and such oven to cook.

    Gilli Wrightson said...

    Don’t see why not. If it has a grill/broil action. Or a hot oven will be ok. Just need to crisp up the topping

    Alex Verg said...

    Thank you for the tip, I`ll try to cook it on Saturday, then give you feedback :)

    Gilli Wrightson said...

    Hope you enjoy it