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Pasta shells with broccoli & anchovies

Pasta shells with broccoli & anchovies

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
    • Cook:
  • Easy
  • Serves 4

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

  • Easily halved
  • Healthy
Nutrition: per serving
HighlightNutrientUnit
kcal426
fat6g
saturates1g
carbs78g
sugars4g
fibre6g
protein19g
low insalt0.92g
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Ingredients

Method

  • STEP 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.

  • STEP 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.

RECIPE TIPS
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.

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Recipe from Good Food magazine, February 2007

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Rating: 4 out of 5.18 ratings
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