Kale pasta with chilli & anchovy

Kale pasta with chilli & anchovy

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Cooking time

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 20 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 2

Anchovies and robust greens are a classic partnership and the saltiness of the fish teams well with pasta

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Easily doubled / halved
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
792
protein
30g
carbs
98g
fat
34g
saturates
8g
fibre
7g
sugar
5g
salt
1.42g

Ingredients

  • 250g penne or other tubular pasta
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 red chilli, finely sliced (seeds in or out - it's up to you
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 4 anchovies, finely chopped
  • 200g young kale, shredded
  • juice 1⁄2 lemon
  • 50g parmesan, half finely grated, half shaved

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Method

  1. Boil the pasta. While it’s cooking, heat half the oil in a saucepan, then sizzle the chilli, garlic and anchovies. Add the kale, then gently fry until tender, adding a drop of water if needed.
  2. Drain the pasta, reserving a few tbsp water, then toss the pasta and water through the kale, adding the rest of the olive oil, lemon juice and grated Parmesan. Serve scattered with the Parmesan shavings.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, April 2008

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KaleMonster's picture

Delightfully fresh dish, quick to prepare and tough to mess up. Echoes a Marcella Hazan recipe but in Marcella's recipe the kale is instead broccoli. Both delicious. A hybrid beckons.

mumzylol's picture
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What a fabulous recipe. Doubled the amount of garlic and anchovies and the flavours really stood out. It's the family's favorite pasta at the moment! I also think that this is a really easy recipe to follow.

klm909's picture
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Delicious! We made it with cavolo nero and used a whole tin of anchovies (because we love them!)- it was lovely! And extremely simple!

andrebo55's picture
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Simple and so tasty....great in Winter as Kale grows right the way through...snow, hail and gale force winds..here in Wales. Will become a regular supper!

eleanormayo's picture
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Slight disappointed with this, but that could easily be my fault as I used white anchovies from the deli counter and I think it would probably be better with the dark ones.

hezifesi's picture
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Really like kale, always look for new ways to use it.. and this one was faboulous :)

vytran's picture

It's delicious!

spaghettialaguiness's picture
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Delicious, I added some toasted pine nuts.

missjones's picture
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I didn't have any kale, so I shredded savoy cabbage up finely instead and added a few capers. It was simple, tasty and full of fresh flavours.

4itchyfeet's picture
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first time to try kale...
it's surprisingly delicious, it becomes a regular meal in our family now. Simple, Healthy and tasty!!

oliviahonaker's picture

VG

joanannet's picture

This was the first time I had ever used Kale.....it sounded like something my Gran would cook with during the war! Try this recipe, it's absolutely delicious, and you'll be a convert like me!

joanannet's picture

This was the first time we had ever tried kale.....and what a winner. A beautifully simple recipe and absolutely delicious.

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