Wednesday, April 29, 2009

foodie april ~ leaving the best for last

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??!

5 comments:

Extranjera said...

My WORD! That sounds fokken good!
See, I'm just sooo SA...
This makes me think I should post the recipy I have for this awesome SA broccoli salad. Would that involve extradition though - defiling the secrets of the nation or something?

julochka said...

husband thinks brockoly (is that yet another spelling?), is the boringest vegetable in the world...but i may spring this one him. i'm sure the anchovies with all their salty goodness give it a kick in the patootie. but i'll probably have to cook while they're all outside or they're refuse to eat it. because of the anchovies. those are little fish that are bones and all, ya know...

julochka said...

that was they'll, not they're

and i'm not even drinking, since tiny bottle of white wine in mini bar costs $45. sigh...

Vancouver's Enviro Girl said...

LOL! That's funny because here in Vancouver they have, no joke, pre-cut and pre-washed broccoli called "Brokolly Wokolly."

Kamana said...

i like fuss free food like this. and the green-tree veg that nobody knows how to spell looks so GREEN when steamed, i like throwing it into everything. but i'm not so keen on anchovies, so i'm going to have to find a substitute for that...