Ok everyone. Now look me in the eye, take a deep breath and STAY CALM.
This one may sound weird, but it is without a doubt my most favouritest, most delicious, most ultimate comfort food supper ev-er. And also possibly the one meal in the whole world which Husband and I will eat 2 or 3 times a week, possibly even in succession, should the mood strike us.
But, just to play it safe, if anyone doesn't like broccoli (ah jeez, just when I thought this would be a simple post I realise I have no idea how to spell brocolli... ok fk it, I'm just going to call it brokolly - that green veg what looks like little trees. Got it?), or anchovies (those little yummy, yummy fish that are apparently on the verge of 'extinction'), then read no further.
May I present my ultimate favourite pasta, the inspiration behind foodie april to begin with and probably the simplest, quickest thing you'll ever make .... drum roll .... I think you may have guessed it by now .... ta-da!
Brokolly & Anchovy Pasta!
(it's so frikkin' simple it's almost ludicrous to write it down but here goes ...)
1 small head brokolly. chop into little florets (love that word).
1 packet whatever pasta you like (tho' may I recommend shells of some kind, the flavours in this one really linger in those little pockets. droooooooooool.)
Cook pasta in boiling salted water (duh) with the brokolly either in a steamer-thingie on top or, after 5 mins, in the same pot with the pasta.
Meanwhile ... finely dice 3 cloves of garlic and heat slowly in a good couple of glugs of olive oil in a smallish frying pan.
When oil is hot and garlic translucent quickly add 5 or 6 (or 9) anchovy fillets and slowly swirl around in the oil until almost completely dissolved.
Drain pasta & brokolly, toss with garlicky anchovy oil, seasoned liberally and grate a whole heap of parmesan over the top.
Prepare to die happy. If you like anchovy and/or brokolly that is. If not, what are you still doing here??!