Broccoli Spaghetti with Anchovies

As uninteresting as this may seem but trust me, it is so delicious that I cook this more often than the other pasta dishes. Then again, it may also be due to the fact that I am seriously lacking of vegetables in my diet or clearing up the fridge of my leftover broccoli.Whichever the case, I am pretty certain that you will be equally hooked as well. Enjoy the greens!

Serves 2
1/2 packet                     dried spaghetti
2 cloves                         garlic, minced
1 head                           broccoli, broken into florets
1/2 tablespoon               butter
1/2 teaspoon                  dried red pepper flakes
1/2 tablespoon               olive oil
4 fillets                           canned anchovies
                                      parmesan cheese


Cook the spaghetti in salted boiling water according to packet instruction. Add the broccoli into the pasta water one minute before the pasta is cooked. Drain both and set aside.

Heat a saucepan with 1/2 tablespoon of butter and 1/2 tablespoon of olive oil. Add in the anchovies and stir until the anchovies have melted.

Add in 1/2 teaspoon of dried red pepper flakes and 2 cloves of minced garlic. Fry until the garlic are golden brown in colour.

Switch off the heat. Add in the cooked pasta and broccoli and mix well. Add in some pasta water to loosen the pasta if required. Sprinkle some parmesan cheese on top and serve.

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