Pasta con Broccoli & Anchovies

Pasta con Broccoli & Anchovies

1 review, 5 star(s).

Ready in 15 minutes

A quick, tasty pasta dish that is low fat and a good source of vitamin C and folic acid too ...


1 head broccoli; cut into small florets
400 g pasta
1 tbsp olive oil
3 garlic cloves; sliced
50 can anchovies; in oil, drained and roughly chopped
1 large red chilli; deseeded, finely chopped or 1 tsp chilli flakes
1 half a lemon
1 parmesan shavings;to serve

Original recipe makes 4 Servings



1. Cook the broccoli in a pan of boiling water for 3 mins, then drain, reserving the cooking water. Cook the pasta in the same water as the broccoli according to pack instructions.

2. Heat the oil in a pan, then fry garlic until lightly golden. Remove garlic, then set aside. Add anchovies, chilli and half a cup of pasta cooking water to the pan. Cook for 2 mins, until the liquid has reduced by half and the anchovies have broken down. Stir in the broccoli and a squeeze of lemon juice, then cook for 1 min, until the broccoli has warmed through. Drain the pasta then toss everything together. Serve scattered with parmesan.

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Anchovies are preserved in brine, then stored in oil or salt. Pat them with kitchen paper to absorb excess oil before cooking. If using those packed in salt, rinse well first. You can replace the anchovies with tinned tuna. [I posted this recipe.]
abruzzo 5y ago

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