Recipe Penne with Broccoli, anchovies, garlic, lemon and chiles


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4 Aug 2021
Local time
11:04 AM
Caracas, Venezuela
( For 4 servings)

1 small head of broccoli, cut into small florets (stem peeled and chopped)
1 small tin ( about 50 gms) anchovy fillets in oil
5-6 cloves garlic, sliced
Juice of 1 lemon/lime
2-3 fresh green chiles (cayenne or Thai), finely chopped
Olive oil
500 gms penne pasta ( or farfalle)
Salt and pepper
Water for cooking

  • Heat the water with plenty of salt and bring to a boil.
  • Blanch the broccoli in the water for about 3 minutes, then remove and refresh with cold water. Set aside.
  • Add the pasta to the boiling water and cook until al dente ( about 7-8 minutes over here)
  • In a frying pan, add plenty of olive oil over medium heat. Add the anchovies and the garlic and cook gently for 3-4 minutes, then add the chiles and the broccoli. Continue cooking over medium heat, adding a little pasta water and salt if necessary.
  • When the pasta is ready, drain and return to the pan. Add the broccoli mixture and mix well. Sprinkle with lemon juice, freshly ground black pepper, and serve.
  • If you want to add Parmesan, then go ahead. I didn't, because of the lemon/lime juice.
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