Pasta con Broccoli, Olive e Tonno

(Pasta with Broccoli, Olives and Tuna)


4 Cloves Garlic - chopped
1/3 Cup Olive oil - Extra virgin
3 Cups Broccoli Florets - chopped into medium sized pieces
10 Lg. Olives - green, pitted and chopped coarsely
1 Can (small) Tuna in either oil or water
1/2 Pound Pasta - rigatoni or gemelli are good choices
1/3 Cup Cheese - Parmesan and/or Pecorino mixed: shaved not grated


Saute the garlic in the olive oil for about 1 minute.  Add the broccoli, and sauté over high heat for 3-4 minutes, being sure not to overcook the broccoli.  Add the olives and continue heating for 2 minutes. turn off the heat

Begin to heat the water for the pasta at this point.

As soon as the water for the pasta boils, add the pasta to the water.  Add the tuna to the broccoli-olive mixture and turn the heat to high.  Mix often and well adding salt and pepper to taste.  cook in this manner for 2 minutes or so, then   add 1 ladleful of pasta water to the broccoli mixture and continue to cook.

Immediately drain the pasta when it is very al dente, add it to the broccoli mixture, and heat over high heat for 1 minute.

Serve in bowls. Garnish with the shaved cheese mixture.

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