How to make it

  • 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 saute 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 saute pan over medium-low heat and cook, tossing often, for about 5 minutes, until light brown.
  • Copyright 2002 Barefoot Contessa Family Style
  • Show: Barefoot Contessa
  • Episode: Kids in the Candy Store
  • Mel's notes: I basically doubled the recipe and it is awesome. The original recipe called for 8 cups and four heads of broccoli with the 1/2 pound of bowties. That's just too much broccoli. I used more garlic and more lemon juice than just "double" as well.

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  • NPMarie 5 years ago Was this review helpful? Yes Flag
    " It was excellent "
    sweetwords ate it and said...
    Loved this, and it was so easy! I used the fresh Parmesan on top, but totally burnt the pine nuts (oh, well!). I'm wondering if maybe just a few mushrooms would be good for next time. Great recipe!
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  • putercop 11 years ago
    Saw that, tried it, a favorite now. Good eats! (Sorry Alton). Goes great with any seafood and nice presentation. I also added more garlic. and cut back on the broccoli.
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  • mystic_river1 11 years ago
    I have been eating this for a long kind of to add cannolini beans and just the flavored evo mmmmmmmmm soo good with cauliflorets too, thanks for post
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  • organicmama 11 years ago
    Sounds good!
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