Pasta with Broccoli and Anchovy Sauce

Pasta with Broccoli and Anchovy Sauce.

Pasta with Broccoli and Anchovy Sauce adapted from Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking

■One bunch of broccoli (about 1 1/2 lbs)
■1/4 cup olive oil
■6 anchovy fillets
■2 hot dried chili peppers or chili flakes, to taste
■12 ounces pasta, such as orecchiette, fusille, concilige (3/4 a standard box)
■2T parmesan cheese (grated)
■1/4c pecorino romano cheese (grated; i.e. twice the amount of parmesan)

6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Uppity Woman
    Dec 14, 2011 @ 12:19:27

    Oh. My. Gawd. John! Are you feeling all right!!!!? You are pimping recipes!!! I just KNOW I made this happen!

    Now, I just made linquini with anchovies last week. However, my dago grandmother taught me that it must include garlic. Lotsa garlic. Lotsa lotsa garlic. In Italian it’s called aglio olio sauce.

    The way I learned it was you lightly sautee the garlic and anchovies in good olive oil, not the crap that comes with the anchovies! Do not let the garlic brown! Slowwwwwwly simmer down the anchovies till they disappear and then add some white wine and let it simmer a bit and then add water. I add a bit of broth if needed but it can take a good deal of water before losing it’s taste. You just want enough for the toss. Then, crumble some Italian red pepper flakes in and let that baby simmer till the pasta is done and then toss.

    The broccoli’s not a bad touch though! In Southern Italy they add capers. That’s why you see anchovies with capers in the dago section of that market.

    In the meantime, John, please see a doctor!


  2. Uppity Woman
    Dec 14, 2011 @ 12:34:00

    And John,
    You don’t drink Keystone with this. You drink something white and dry. With a cork, John. A cork.


  3. ProudMilitaryMom
    Dec 14, 2011 @ 12:54:45

    Oh this is TOOOO good! John- have you been by Uppity’s Poverty recipe tab?
    We can add your favorites to that tab too you know!
    Me? Recipes? ROFL! Apple butter? Pies of all kinds? Baking tips? Pickled zucchini?
    Actually I am the recipe collator!


  4. Uppity Woman
    Dec 14, 2011 @ 13:24:36

    Can I put the Keystone in a container that uses a cork?



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