I love Nigella Lawson's style in writing. She is homey and makes one feel like a friend. She uses some of the cutest words and her books are fun to read without cooking although the cooking makes it all worthwhile.
Curly Pasta with Feta, Spinach, and Pine Nuts (adapted from Nigella Lawson)
Shells with Feta, Broccoli and Pecans
1/4 cup pecans, rough chopped
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 onion, sliced
1/2 pound short pasta like shells (mine are brown rice shells - gluten free)
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
1 pound frozen chopped broccoli
3 ounces feta cheese, crumbled
3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
Heat water to boiling. Once it’s come to a boil add the pasta and cook until tender.
Toast the pecans in a dry pan over medium-low heat until they are golden brown. Set aside.
Heat the olive oil in large sauce pan and add the onion. Cook until the onion is tender.
Add the broccoli and continuously stir until the frozen broccoli heats up. Add the allspice.
Once the pasta is finished cooking, save a small amount of pasta water before draining and add to the broccoli mixture.
Add the feta to the spinach mixture and stir it around until the feta has melted. Then add the Parmesan cheese and continue to stir.
Add the drained pasta to the sauce and toss everything well to combine.
Serve warm and top with the toasted pecans.
Eat and enjoy.
This is for Potluck Week at the I Heart Cooking Club. There are many wonderful chefs to choose from and since I have not cooked anything from Nigella in a while, it was easy to choose her.
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