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Brigands' Pasta

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Category: Pasta

 Ingredients List

  • 2 3/4 lb Broccoli; trimmed
  • 1 c Olive oil
  • 5 Cloves garlic;
  • -flattened/peeled
  • 4 lb Tomatoes; peeled, seeded and
  • -coarsely chopped
  • Salt
  • 1 c Raisins
  • 1 c Pine nuts
  • 1 pk Penne or other short tubular
  • -pasta
  • 1 lb Rotelle or fusilli pasta
  • 1 c Whole Italian parsley;
  • -loosely packe


Cut broccoli florets into 1 x 1/2 inch pieces. Peel broccoli stems and cut
into 1/2 inch pieces. Cook broccoli in large pan of boiling salted water
until just tender, 5 to 7 minutes. Drain; plunge in ice water to cool.
Drain and pat dry.

Combine oil and garlic in heavy large skillet over low heat. Cook until
garlic is golden brown, about 4 minutes. discard garlic. Add tomatoes and
salt to skillet, increase heat to medium low and cook 10 minutes, stirring
occasionally. Add raisins and pine nuts and cook 5 minutes, stirring
occasionally. Add broccoli and mix until heated through.

Meanwhile, cook penne and rotelle in separate large saucepans of boiling
salted water until just tender but firm to bite. Drain well. Combine in
large heated bowl. Mix in sauce and parsley. Serve pasta immediately.

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