Cavatelli With Broccoli - Liliana Zirkelbach

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  1. Bring a post of water to a boil.
  2. Plunge in 2-3 sprigs of herbs at a time for about 30 seconds, then hold them under cold running water for 10 seconds.
  3. pat the herbs dry, chop the leaves (discard the stems).
  4. Place in a single layer on a plate; cover with plastic & freeze 2 hours, then transfer to an airtight containter & return to the freezer.
  5. Cook the cavatelli according to the package directions.
  6. Drain, reserving 1/4 cup of the pasta cooking water, & keep warm.
  7. In a large skillet, heat the oil.
  8. Saute the garlic until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
  9. Add the broccoli; cook, stirrin, until tender-crisp, 3-4 minutes.
  10. Add the sauteed vegatables, basil, and salt to the pasta; toss, adding just enough of the pasta water to moisten.
  11. Sprinkle with the cheese & pepper.