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Broccoli and Bow Ties by Spudhip

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  • Broccoli and Bow Ties by Spudhip

    The only tweaking I did was I used salted butter instead of un-salted (because that's all I had) and backed off to only 1 tsp. of salt instead of 2 and I used the whole pkg of pine nuts which was 1/2 cup.

    Broccoli and Bow Ties

    Copyright 2002 Barefoot Contessa Family Style

    Kosher salt
    8 cups broccoli florets (4 heads)
    1/2 pound farfalle (bow tie) pasta
    2 tablespoons unsalted butter
    2 tablespoons good olive oil
    1 teaspoon minced garlic
    1 lemon, zested
    1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
    1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
    1/4 cup toasted pignoli (pine) nuts
    Freshly grated Parmesan, optional

    Cook the broccoli for 3 minutes in a large pot of boiling salted water. Remove the broccoli from the water with a slotted spoon or sieve. Place in a large bowl and set aside.

    In the same water, cook the bow-tie pasta according to the package directions, about 12 minutes. Drain well and add to
    the broccoli.

    Meanwhile, in a small sauté pan, heat the butter and oil and cook the garlic and lemon zest over medium-low heat for 1
    minute. Off the heat, add 2 teaspoons salt, the pepper, and lemon juice and pour this over the broccoli and pasta. Toss well.

    Season to taste, sprinkle with the pignolis and cheese, if using, and serve.

    To toast pignolis, place them in a dry sauté pan over medium-low heat and cook, tossing often, for about 5 minutes,
    until light brown.