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    Spicy penne with broccoli and anchovies

    Sprinkle toasted breadcrumbs over this dish to serve.

    • Preparation time: 10 minutes
    • Cooking time: 15 minutes
    • Total time: 25 minutes 25 minutes

    Serves: 4


    • 300g essential Waitrose penne
    • 400g essential Waitrose broccoli, broken into florets
    • 50g Cooks' Ingredients breadcrumbs
    • 1½ tbsp extra virgin olive oil
    • 3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
    • 4 Cooks' Ingredients anchovy fillets, finely chopped
    • 1 red chilli, deseeded, finely chopped
    • ½ lemon


    1. Cook the pasta according to the packet instructions; add the broccoli after 5 minutes.
    2. Meanwhile, put the crumbs in a bowl with ½ tbsp oil and rub well with your hands until the crumbs are well coated. Scatter over a baking sheet and bake in an oven preheated to 220c, gas mark 7 for 5 minutes or until golden.
    3. Heat the rest of the oil in a large frying pan; add the garlic, anchovies and chilli. Cook gently for 2 minutes until the garlic is fragrant, then take the pan off the heat
    4. When the pasta is ready, reserve 2–3 tbsp cooking water, then drain the pasta and broccoli together. Tip into the pan with the anchovy mix, toss well, then season with plenty of black pepper and a squeeze of lemon juice. Loosen with a little of the cooking water if the pasta looks dry. Serve scattered with the toasted crumbs.

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    Drinks recommendation

    This zippy, fresh and dry white will be a delicious accompaniment to the dish, calming the spicy chilli and balancing the salty anchovies.
    Italia Grillo 2009 Sicily, Italy 789958


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