Recipe for the month

Sent in by Anne Kinsman

Charred Broccoli, lemon and walnut pasta


1 head broccoli cut into small florets and stalk cut in to small pieces
3 tablespoons olive oil
150g penne or fusilli
2 garlic cloves crushed
1 table spoon roughly chopped walnuts
Pinch of chilli flakes
Half lemon juice


1. Heat the grill to high. Put the broccoli on a baking tray and drizzle over 1tbsp of the oil, season, and toss together. Grill for 8 to 10 minutes tossing around halfway through until crispy and charred.
2. Cook the pasta in salted water following pack instructions, drain reserving a cup of cooking water.
3. In a frying pan heat the remaining 2tbsp oil over a medium heat and fry the garlic, walnuts and chilli for 3 to 4 minutes until golden.
4. Tip in the pasta, broccoli, and lemon juice reserving a little of the juice. Add a splash of the reserved cooking water and toss everything together to coat the pasta. Serve in warmed bowls with the remaining lemon juice scattered over.
5. Enjoy the meal!