Orecchiette with Brown Butter, Broccoli, Pine Nuts, and Basil

Orecchiette with Brown Butter, Broccoli, Pine Nuts, and Basil

  Ready in : 45 mins

Orecchiette with Brown Butter, Broccoli, Pine Nuts, and Basil might be just the main course you are searching for. This lacto ovo vegetarian recipe serves 4 and costs $2.33 per serving. One portion of this dish contains approximately 20g of protein, 50g of fat, and a total of 893 calories. It is brought to you by Foodista. A mixture of lightly basil leaves, extra virgin olive oil, butter, and a handful of other ingredients are all it takes to make this recipe so scrumptious. Not a lot of people made this recipe, and 1 would say it hit the spot. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes roughly 45 minutes. All things considered, we decided this recipe deserves a spoonacular score of 73%. This score is solid. Similar recipes include Orecchiette In Brown Butter With Toasted Pine Nuts, Capers & Cu, Springtime Zucchini Soup with Basil, Brown Rice and Toasted Pine Nuts, and Brown Butter Gnocchi with Spinach and Pine Nuts.

Ingredients

broccoli florets

broccoli florets

13 ounces

orecchiette

orecchiette

1 pound

butter

butter

8 tablespoons

lightly basil leaves

lightly basil leaves

0.5 cup

pine nuts

pine nuts

0.5 cup

lemon juice

lemon juice

2 tablespoons

kosher salt and pepper

kosher salt and pepper

4 servings

extra virgin olive oil

extra virgin olive oil

4 servings

Cooking in Steps

  1. 1
    Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat.

    water

    water

    pot
    pot
  2. 2
    Add the broccoli and cook for about 2 minutes, or just until bright green. Using a mesh spoon or sieve, scoop the broccoli out of the water, draining it well, and transfer to a rimmed baking sheet. Set aside.

    broccoli

    broccoli

    water

    water

    baking sheet
    baking sheet
    sieve
    sieve
  3. 3
    Return the water to a boil.

    water

    water

  4. 4
    Add the orecchiette and cook, stirring often to ensure it doesnt stick together, for about 8 minutes, or until tender but still firm to the bite. Scoop out and reserve 1/2 cup of the pasta cooking water.

    orecchiette

    orecchiette

    pasta

    pasta

    water

    water

  5. 5
    Drain the orecchiette.

    orecchiette

    orecchiette

  6. 6
    Meanwhile, heat a large heavy skillet over medium-high heat.

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    frying pan
  7. 7
    Add the butter and stir for about 2 minutes, or until it has turned hazelnut brown.

    hazelnuts

    hazelnuts

    butter

    butter

  8. 8
    Add the broccoli and cook, stirring often, for about 1 minute, or until hot.

    broccoli

    broccoli

  9. 9
    Add the pasta to the broccoli mixture and stir gently to combine. Stir in the basil, pine nuts, and lemon juice. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Stir in enough of the reserved cooking water to moisten the pasta as necessary.

    salt and pepper

    salt and pepper

    lemon juice

    lemon juice

    pine nuts

    pine nuts

    broccoli

    broccoli

    basil

    basil

    pasta

    pasta

    water

    water

  10. 10
    Divide the pasta among four pasta bowls, drizzle with olive oil, and serve.

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    olive oil

    pasta

    pasta

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    bowl