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4 cup broccoli florets
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 garlic cloves, minced
4 large ripe tomatoes, peeled, cored and chopped or 1 28oz can tomatoes,
chopped with their juice
2 tablespoon golden raisins, chopped
1/8 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
1 1/2 tablespoons whole pine nuts or chopped almonds or walnuts
6 oz spaghetti or linquini or small shells
2 tablespoons minced parsley
1/2 cup buttered bread crumbs
1 pound grated or shredded mozzarella or other cheese of choice

In large saucepan, cook the broccoli in enough water to cover until just
tender. 2-3 minutes. Rinse under cold running water, drain and set aside.
In another sacepan, heat the olive oil over moderately low heat for 30
seconds, add the garlic and cook uncovered, until golden. about 3 minutes.
Add the tomatoes, raisins, cayenne pepper and simmer uncovred for 15
minutes. Add pine nuts and summer 5 minutes longer. Add a bit of salt if
needed to suit your taste. Meanwhile cook spghetti according to package
directions in salted water. Drain well and place in a large baking pan
or casserole dish.

Add the cooked broccoli to the warm tomato sauce, tossing to heat through
and pour over pasta. Sprinkle over with cheese, then bread crumbs, and
parsley. Put in preheated moderate oven, 350 deg for 1/2 hour till cheese
is melted and top slightly browned.

Enjoy,

Lei Gui
Bronx,NY

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