Have you entered to win a $100 Woolies voucher? I wish I could enter! I’ve had some great entries and can’t wait to try some of the ideas. Who knew there were so many uses for Broccolini?
Seeing as I received a massive box of it I’ve been trying a couple of other ideas of my own (after I gifted a few bunches to mum – there’s only so much Broccolini Will and I can eat). One night I roasted a bunch of it and scattered them over a tortilla after I added the egg. The little bit of crunch was scrumdidily and it was nice cold the next day for lunch too.
For lunch one day I blanched a bunch and served it topped with feta, dukkah and some olive oil. It was maybe a little bit too much Broccolini for a meal but would have been perfect as a summer side dish.
A couple of weeks ago I had lovely dinner at The Red Hen at West End. I had such a tough time choosing between all the delicious-sounding pastas on the menu but the one I was most jealous of was the broccolini and pancetta penne. I think I did a pretty good job of recreating it. Just a few simple ingredients and dinner was ready!
While the pasta was cooking I fried up the pancetta and garlic in a little olive oil then added about 1/2 a cup of white wine and let it reduce. Just before the pasta was ready I threw in the broccolini and put the spaghetti on top then tossed it all together with some chili flakes.
If you haven’t entered already there are five more days to be in the running for a $100 Woolworths voucher thanks to Broccolini baby broccoli. Good luck!
What about you? Do you dry to recreate restaurant meals?