Sunday, July 19, 2009

In my garden...

In my garden...
Originally uploaded by redmag

Day one of blogging daily...and so far so good....

This is what our brocolini looked like about an hour ago....before I picked it clean for tonight's dinner (recipe below)...........

Penne and brocolini with a balsamic butter sauce.
500g Brocolini (or Brocoli or asparagaus) chopped into bite size peices
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon brown sugar
500g penne
100g butter, cut into pieces
Grated Parmesan cheese

Pop the vinegar into a small saucepan. Simmer gently until 3 tablespoons remain. Stir in the brown sugar and once it has disolved remove from the heat.

Meanwhile cook the penne and brocolini in a large pot of boiling - I usually add the brocolini when the pasta is nearing completion because I like my brocolini with a bit of crunch.

Drain the pasta and brocolini. Add the butter to the reduced vinegar and sugar mixture and stir until it has melted and combined - you should end up with a beautiful dark glossy sauce.

Toss the brocolini and pasta through the sauce and add grated paramesan to your taste and serve.....this one deosnt keep so serve immediately....