Smoked tomato & broccoli pasta
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Appetizing Smoked tomato & broccoli pasta Recipe

Smoked tomato & broccoli pasta
Prep Time : 0:15 | Cook Time : 0:20 | Total Time : 0:35 | Serving : 4 person.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup tea leaves

  • 1/2 cup sugar

  • 1/2 cup white rice

  • 250g punnet cherry tomatoes

  • 500g pasta

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced lengthways

  • 1 head broccoli (about 390g), cut into florettes

  • 1 small red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped

  • Juice and zest of 2 lemons

  • 250g low-fat ricotta cheese

Method

  • Step 1

    Line a wok with foil. Combine the tea leaves, sugar and rice in a wok. Place a small rack over the tea leaves and top with a heatproof plate. Place the cherry tomatoes onto the plate, cover the wok tightly and cook over a moderate heat until it smokes. Smoke the tomatoes for 7 minutes, remove and discard the tea mixture.

  • Step 2

    Bring a large saucepan of water to the boil and cook pasta according to packet directions, drain and set aside.

  • Step 3

    Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in frying pan, cook the garlic for 2 minutes or until golden, add the broccoli and chilli cook for 5 minutes or until the broccoli is tender crisp. Add the lemon juice and rind and warm through.

  • Step 4

    Toss the pasta together with the smoked tomatoes, broccoli and ricotta cheese.

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