Creamed cavolo nero on toast


400g cavolo nero, stems removed and discarded

½ tbsp extra virgin olive oil, plus extra to drizzle

1 onion, finely chopped

2 garlic cloves, crushed

8 tinned anchovies in olive oil, drained and chopped

150ml double cream

4 large slices sourdough or crusty bread, toasted



1. Roughly chop the cavolo nero and simmer briskly in a big pan of lightly salted boiling water for 3-5 minutes, or until tender. Drain and cool, then squeeze out the excess water.

2. Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a large pan. Add the onion and garlic and sweat for 7-8 minutes, until soft but not brown.

3. Add the anchovies and stir until they dissolve into a paste. Pour in the cream and bubble until thickened a little. Stir in the cavolo nero, season with pepper and set aside.

4. Splash the toast with oil and pile the cavolo nero on top.


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  • Preparation time: 20 minutes, plus cooling
  • Cooking time: 20 minutes
  • Total time: 40 minutes, plus cooling

Serves: 4

Nutritional Info

Typical values per serving:

Energy 1,694kJ
Fat 25.9g
Saturated Fat 12.4g
Carbohydrate 34.6g
Sugars 8.6g
Protein 8.7g
Salt 1.5g
Fibre 4.6g

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This recipe was first published in Wed Oct 01 17:11:00 BST 2014.