- 1 large head broccoli, cut into small florets
Like cabbage and cauliflower, broccoli is a brassica and is sometimes known by its Italian name…
- 400g orecchiette pasta
- 1 tbsp olive oil
Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…
- 3 garlic cloves, sliced
- 50g can anchovy in oil, drained and roughly chopped
Silver, slender salty little fish found mainly around the Black Sea and the Pacific and Atlantic…
- 1 large red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped or 1 tsp chilli flakes
- half a lemon
Oval in shape with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile…
- parmesan shavings, to serve
Parmesan is a straw-coloured hard cheese with a natural yellow rind and rich, fruity flavour. It…
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.
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.
Don't like anchovies?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.