In which we embrace the plant-base
(Oh hi, it’s been a while, we’re changing things on…
Note to self: You made this last night, and it was so good that both you and J. said you need to write it down.
Penne with Broccoli and Shallots
Cook the penne in salted boiling water until al dente. Drain, but save some of the cooking water. Steam the broccoli (I do this in the microwave in a covered dish with a bit of water, for about 5 minutes).
Meanwhile, heat butter and oil in skillet, and let sit until butter browns slightly. Toss in the garlic and shallots, and sizzle for a minute or two. Add the broccoli and sauté a bit, stirring to mix everything together. Add lemon juice, then salt and pepper to taste.
Stir in the cooked pasta, then the crumbled cheese. Add a bit of the pasta cooking water to make it more saucy, then serve it up.
Makes 3 to 4 servings.