A dish with intense and definite flavour. The pasta with vruoccoli arriminati is a typical dish of Palermo area, simple yet very rich in flavour.

The word “arriminato” means mixed as broccoli are mixed with with onion, raisin, pine nuts, salty sardinians and a hint of colored and perfumed saffron.

The whole thing with a sprinkle of muddica atturata, that is grated and toasted bread, also called cheese of poor people . What Sicilians call “broccolo” is the cauliflower for the rest of Italy and can be fixed simply without other ingredients or adding some tomato extract.

Bucatini con i broccoli arriminati - ph. Alice Licata

Bucatini with cauliflower – ph. Alice Licata

Recipe (4 person)

  • 400g of bucatini or maccheroni
  • 1 medium sized broccolo
  • 1 onion
  • 4 salty sardinians
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 bags of saffron
  • 100g of grated and toasted bread (muddica atturrata)
  • 50g of raisin 
  • 50g of pine nuts

Soften raisin and pine nuts  in tepid water, then boil broccoli keeping the cooking water for fixing bucatini. Stir-fry a chopped onion and add salty sardinians, raisin, pine nuts,  boiled broccolo and saffron. When the pasta is cooked,  mix it with the sauce. Finally add a sprinkle of muddica atturrata and enjoy your meal!