The first years of marriage, the first "cooked" for friends.
The insecurity, anxiety due to inexperience ...
This dish was cooking it for my neighbor at the time (and great friend) Imma and her husband, with whom I often would spend pleasant holidays.
Orecchiette with broccoli
1 kg of broccoli Bari
Oil extr. Olive
A clove of garlic
A couple of anchovies (optional)
Grated pecorino cheese
We clean the vegetables, keeping the tender leaves and small. We make an incision to cross into the stems that are thicker and therefore take longer to cook.
In a large pot bring water to a boil, add salt and plunge the broccoli.
We remove the broccoli is not fully cooked. Withdraw them from the water gently and let's put in cold water. We do not throw WATER cooking broccoli that we will need to cook the orecchiette.
Understanding In a pan pour a little oil, put the garlic, chilli (anchovy) and we put on the heat until the garlic is golden brown. Add the broccoli well and let the whole season. At the end of the broccoli should be tender, if you need to add a little of the cooking water.
Here the water from cooking the broccoli on the stove and Boil the orecchiette. Just ready to Unify broccoli, let's focus on the flavor and serve with a sprinkling of pecorino.