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Broccoli Garlic Angel Hair Pasta

1 ½ pounds broccoli

2 tablespoons olive oil

¼ cup butter



6 cloves garlic, minced

1 teaspoon red pepper flakes



3 cups chicken stock

salt to taste

1 pound angel hair pasta

½ cup freshly shredded Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, plus a little more for garnish

1 pinch red pepper flakes for garnish, or to taste

Hold a sharp knife at a 45-degree angle and cut the florets from the broccoli stems into a bowl.

Chop remaining stems into small pieces and transfer stems to a separate bowl.

Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil with butter in a skillet over medium heat and cook garlic in the hot oil-butter mixture, stirring often, until garlic is soft but not browned.

Sprinkle in 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes and salt.

Pour chicken stock into skillet and bring to a simmer.

Stir broccoli stems into the stock mixture and simmer until tender, 10 to 12 minutes.

Add a little water or stock if mixture starts to dry out.

Stir broccoli florets into skillet and cook broccoli sauce until florets are bright green and slightly tender, 3 to 4 minutes.

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and stir in angel hair pasta.

Cook, stirring occasionally, until pasta strands are almost tender, about 4 minutes. Drain and transfer to a large pot.

Pour broccoli sauce over pasta, stir with a wooden spoon, and mix in 1/2 cup Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese.

Cover pot with a lid and let stand until pasta absorbs excess liquid and finishes cooking, about 2 minutes.

Serve in bowls and sprinkle each serving with a dusting of Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese and a pinch of red pepper flakes.


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