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.
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!