Friday, March 28, 2014


In case you're wondering what I did with that kilo of broccoletti on Tuesday, here's the salad I invented!

Broccoletti con datterini

Trim, wash and drain 1 kg broccoletti. Bring a pasta pan of salted water to the boil and plunge the broccoletti in. Cook for about 3 mins, then drain. Heat 4 tablesp olive oil in a 2"-deep, wide pan or small wok and cook 1 crushed clove of garlic in it for 1 min. Add the broccoletti, season and stir round for about 5 mins. Add 20 or so datterini tomatoes or the smallest cherry tomatoes you can find and cook, stirring, until these just begin to soften - about 2 mins. Then add a few pinenuts, cook for a further minute and add the juice of 1 lemon. Give it all a good last stir then use a slotted spoon to transfer the mixture to a serving dish. A few shavings of Pecorino stagionato over the top and you're done. 

This is great served warm but it's also pretty good cold!  Serves 4 as a contorno.


Lee said...

That does sound (and look) tasty!

A much better use for it than a bridal bouquet! ;)

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

This looks delicious, Pat! That is my kind of salad!

Trubes said...

Mmmm that looks delicious, you're very inventive with your cookery Pat, always colourful too!
As you know I'm rather fond of cooking and particularly Italian type dishes, along with good old British fare too,
Lovely sunny day today so we're going for an amble around a rather nice park called 'Calderstones' nearby where we live, then home for a seafood pasta supper,
love to Simixxx

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Thanks, Lee - yes, a better idea! Glad you like the idea, Pat. Hi,Trubes. Very kind of you to say so. Have a nice amble! Love from Simi and me. xx woof!


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