1 bunch of broccoli, cut into bite-size pieces
1 pound cavatelli
3-4 tablespoons olive oil
3-4 large garlic cloves, minced
2 cups chicken broth
2 tablespoons butter, optional
Salt and pepper
Pinch of red pepper flakes
Parmesan cheese, grated
Cook broccoli in boiling water for 2 minutes, drain, and set aside.
Cook the cavatelli in boiling salted water. Cook for 2 minutes less than the
recommended cooking time.
Heat olive oil in a wide saucepan. Add garlic and red pepper flakes and sauté
1-2 minutes. Add broccoli and saute another minute. Add chicken broth, butter
(optional), salt and pepper. If you are adding grilled sausage or shrimp, add it at
this time. Bring to a simmer and cook 2-3 minutes. Add the cooked cavatelli
and simmer for 2 minutes, or until pasta is al dente. Place the mixture in a large
pasta bowl. Sprinkle with grated Parmesan.