Broccoli, Boursin, Macaroni
By some freakish coincidence, my fabulous friend Ewan and I both experimented with Broccoli stalks during the same week, though due to life insanity I have only just got around to sharing this! I have a series of recipes coming using the stalk in pasta - don't neglect it, it's a wonderful ingredient that most of us just toss away. This pasta is super simple to make and really gorgeous.
1) Slice the stalk from the broccoli, peel the tough outer layer and discard. Slice the stalk into chunks and simmer for 20 minutes until completely soft.
2) Meanwhite boil the macaroni in hot, salted water for 10 minutes, steaming the broccoli florets over the pan for the final 5 minutes.
3) Puree the broccoli stalk in a blender and stir in the boursin. Add the pasta to the sauce and toss with the broccoli before serving.