One of my favourite things about cooking with my Thermomix is that I can cook rice, noodles or pasta, while using the steam to cook vegetables and other parts of the meal. This makes the cooking more or less ‘set-and-forget’ – perfect for me!
This is called Romani Spaghetti after a friend of mine who used to invent dishes for a local restaurant. This was his creation – a good, simple meal to have after a day at work.
Here is my ‘Thermomixed’ version of his recipe.
Spaghetti (80-100 grams per person)
Broccoli (half a head per person, cut into florets)
Parmesan cheese (grated or ground, to taste)
Red Chili (cut, to taste)
Garlic (we like it strong – 2 to 4 cloves per person)
- Add 1 to 1.5 litres of water, salt (to taste) and 5 grams of olive oil to the Thermomix bowl. Cook for 14 minutes, temperature 100 degrees C, speed soft.
- Arrange the broccoli florets in the steaming tray (bottom level), and the garlic in the top tray. (If you are cooking for one, you can put all in the same tray – see photo below.)
- When the water is boiled, add the spaghetti.
- Put on the lid, lock into closed position, and add the steaming trays to the top.
- Cook for 9 minutes, temperature 100 degrees C, reverse, speed soft.
- When cooked, drain spagetti into bowl and then pour over a dollop of olive oil. Gently toss with cut chili, and garlic (crush the garlic into the pasta after steaming).
- Add broccoli and the parmesan cheese to the pasta and toss gently (so that you don’t damage the florets).