With a wide range of vitamins and nutrients, broccolini is a cross between broccoli and gailan (Chinese broccoli). Here, we used it together with flaked smoked fish to elevate your ordinary penne.
Serves 2 to 3
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cooking Time 10 minutes
1/4 cup olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 cups canned crushed tomatoes
1 large tomato, peeled and chopped
1 3/4 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon chili flakes
1/2 cup smoked fish (tinapa), flaked
1 cup chopped broccolini
3 tablespoons fresh parsley, divided
150 grams penne,
cooked according to package directions
20 grams Parmesan cheese
cherry tomatoes for garnish
1 In a large saucepan, heat oil over medium heat. Add garlic and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add canned tomatoes, fresh tomatoes, salt, and chili flakes; bring to a simmer.
2 Add smoked fish, broccolini, and 2 tablespoons parsley to the sauce. Continue simmering for 3 minutes.
3 Mix sauce with cooked pasta and toss well until evenly coated. Top pasta with remaining parsley, grated Parmesan, and cherry tomatoes. Serve immediately.
Photography by Miguel Nacianceno | Styling by Liezl Yap | Food Preparation by Jam Melchor of Le Bistro Vert and Villa Café
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