Broccoli and anchovy pasta recipe

  • Serves 4
  • 10 mins to prepare and 10 mins to cook
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Customer recipe by Robert Larkins
Added 77 months ago

Prepare broccoli by breaking into small, thumbnail-size florets. Place in a bowl and set aside, reserving all the stalks.
Chop the stalks and simmer with 4-6 cloves garlic until stalks are just tender. Drain.
Liquidise the hot stalks and garlic then add the anchovies and oil from the tin and blend into a smooth paste.
Bring a large pan of water to the boil and cook the pasta. Add florets 3 minutes before the pasta is cooked, depending on the instructions on the packet.
Dress the hot pasta and florets with the sauce. Add grated Parmesan to taste and serve hot.

Fusilli or rotini are both good for holding the sauce.

Can also be served cold for a picnic or summer buffet. If intending to serve cold, cook florets separate from the pasta and blanch in cold water to preserve colour and combine when all ingredients are cold.

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  • 1 large head - broccoli
  • anchovies in oil
  • 4-6 cloves - garlic, peeled
  • 150ml (1/4 pint) - olive oil
  • 500g (18oz) - dried fusilli or rotini pasta
  • 100g (3 1/2oz) - Parmesan cheese, grated, but NOT pre-grated
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