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GARLIC BROCCOLINI WITH CHILLI FLAKES & TOASTED ALMONDS

Comfort food paired with something deliciously wholesome! OR Garlic Broccolini to accompany a family classic!

GARLIC BROCCOLINI WITH CHILLI FLAKES & TOASTED ALMONDS

Comfort food paired with something deliciously wholesome! OR Garlic Broccolini to accompany a family classic!

GARLIC BROCCOLINI WITH CHILLI FLAKES & TOASTED ALMONDS

Comfort food paired with something deliciously wholesome! OR Garlic Broccolini to accompany a family classic!

How many people does it serve?

This should be an easy question to answer, but in South Africa, it’s complicated, due to our colourful multi-cultural rainbow nation.

  1. In an Anglo Saxon household, each pizza/meal should feed between 4 to 6 guests.
  2. In a Mediterranean, Ethnic or African home it could feed as little as 1 to 3 people for a single meal as food needs to be experienced in large quantities.
  3. If you’re of Scandinavian extraction, each meal could last you a month!

Then we need to look at your emotional state, as that is a determining factor when dealing with quantities.

  1. Have you had a terrible day with your boss?
  2. Did you fight with your spouse?
  3. Are your kids driving you insane?
  4. Is your wi-fi slower than the Groot Trek?
  5. Is the lockdown getting to you?
  6. Did that hot guy from the gym eventually whatsapp you?
  7. How are you doing with those skinny jeans?
  8. Is your mother-in law doing what mother-in laws do?
  9. What season of Game of Thrones are you watching?

All these contributing factors could influence the amount you will choose to eat; Ranging from “just a slice/bite” to “call in the kitchen Calvary we’re going down babies”!

How many people does it serve?

This should be an easy question to answer, but in South Africa, it’s complicated, due to our colourful multi-cultural rainbow nation.

  1. In an Anglo Saxon household, each pizza/meal should feed between 4 to 6 guests.
  2. In a Mediterranean, Ethnic or African home it could feed as little as 1 to 3 people for a single meal as food needs to be experienced in large quantities.
  3. If you’re of Scandinavian extraction, each meal could last you a month!

Then we need to look at your emotional state, as that is a determining factor when dealing with quantities.

  1. Have you had a terrible day with your boss?
  2. Did you fight with your spouse?
  3. Are your kids driving you insane?
  4. Is your wi-fi slower than the Groot Trek?
  5. Is the lockdown getting to you?
  6. Did that hot guy from the gym eventually whatsapp you?
  7. How are you doing with those skinny jeans?
  8. Is your mother-in law doing what mother-in laws do?
  9. What season of Game of Thrones are you watching?

All these contributing factors could influence the amount you will choose to eat; Ranging from “just a slice/bite” to “call in the kitchen Calvary we’re going down babies”!

FOR THIS QUICK RECIPE YOU WILL NEED

SHOPPING LIST

QUANTITIES OF INGREDIENTS

METHOD

  1. Place a frying pan on a medium heat and drizzle with olive oil.
  2. Once the oil has heated, place the broccolini into your pan and let them gently heat-up without much moving around.
  3. After 3 minutes, add your garlic cloves which you’ve cut into thin slivers.
  4. Now, add the chilli flakes, just to give your broccolini that little kick.
  5. Add your salt and coarse pepper and gently continue to sauté for a minute before adding half a cup of warm water into the pan.
  6. Cover with a lid and allow to simmer for 4 minutes. The steam in the pan will help soften the stems and florets.

NOW LASAGNE TIME

  1. Decant the frozen lasagne into an oven proof plate. Although you can heat in the microwave, we’ve decided to place into the oven for 40 minutes. Just add half a cup of grated cheddar onto the top of the lasagne and bake in the oven as per the instructions on the box. Baking it in the oven will give your lasagne that golden, cheesy crust when done.

BACK TO THE BROCCOLINI

  1. By now, remove the lid from the pan and increase the heat to high to allow the water in the pan to evaporate. Do this for 2 minutes before removing from the heat.
  2. Decant into a serving bowl and sprinkle the toasted almonds over the broccolini and once the lasagne has baked in the oven, dinner is ready to be served.

NOW GOOD LUCK GETTING THE KIDS TO STOP PLAYING GET OFF THEIR PHONES DURING DINNER. THAT WE CAN’T HELP YOU WITH! 😊 

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