Thursday, July 23, 2009

a week at my in laws

I'm visiting with my in laws this week. They love having us visit because my husband and I cook dinner every night. I'm the only vegan as usual, but no one is complaining about the food. So far the big hits have been vegetable curry, Vietnamese summer rolls with a spicy mango-ginger sauce and this broccoli side dish:

Italian Broccoli with Sundried Tomatoes


5-6 crowns broccoli chopped into florets

1 cup sun dried tomatoes, chopped

1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped

4 shallots, chopped

3-4 cloves garlic minced

Olive Oil

Dry White Wine

Salt, black pepper, red pepper flakes to taste


-Blanch the broccoli for 3 minutes and then drain. Set aside.
-In a separate pot heat a small amount of olive oil and saute the tomatoes, until very soft.
-Add the Basil, Shallots and red pepper flakes. Continue to saute until the shallots are soft and then add the garlic.
-After the garlic is slightly colored, add 1 to 1 and 1/2 cups of the white wine and cook until it is reduced. Season with the salt and pepper and then stir in the broccoli and heat through.

Note: This is excellent over pasta as a main dish. To serve over pasta, chop the broccoli into smaller pieces.

1 comment:

  1. This dish is excellant and full of flavor. I will have this again and again. Thanks and can't wait to try more food of yours. From The Don