Broccoli and Artichoke Pasta

DSC02222 I made this quick and simple pasta with a bit of a kick last week and made it again because it is so quick and delicious. I highly recommend it and it is also good for the heart, blood and immune system. The meal might not contain any of the 8 foods you should eat every day, but it does well enough. I blackened some walleye along with it and had a bit of chardonnay as well, so the entire meal was about as quick, delicious and highfalutin as it is possible.

  • 3 C. gnocchi
  • 11 oz. broccoli florets
  • 6 T. olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 t. chili oil
  • 1 12-14oz can artichoke hearts, drained
  • salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 T. fresh Italian parsley, chopped [garnish]
  • grated Parmesan to taste
  1. Cook the pasta in a large saucepan of boiling salted water until the gnocchi is al dente. Add the broccoli for the last 3 minutes, then drain.
  2. Meanwhile, heat the olive oil and chili oil in a large heavy-based saucepan and sauté the garlic for 1 minute.
  3. Add the pasta, broccoli, and artichoke hearts and cook for 2 minutes until hot.
  4. Season and sprinkle with parsley and Parmesan.
  5. Chow down.