Pasta with Purple Sprouting Broccoli, Chilli and Poor Man’s Parmesan

Preparation info

  • Serves

    2

    • Difficulty

      Easy

Appears in

Autumn and Winter Cooking with a Veg Box (Riverford Companions)

Autumn and Winter Cooking with a Veg Box (Riverford Companions)

By Guy Watson

Published 2015

  • About

In Italy, pangrattata, or poor man’s Parmesan – breadcrumbs with garlic and chilli – is traditionally sprinkled over pasta to give flavour and texture. You could also use it on salad, fish or chicken.

Ingredients

  • 200 g pasta (linguine, spaghetti or fusilli would all be good)
  • 4 tbsp olive oil, plus extra

Method

Cook the pasta in a large pan of salted boiling water, according to the packet instructions, until al dente.

Meanwhile, heat the oil in a frying pan on a medium–low heat. Add the anchovies and mash them with a wooden spoon so they dissolve into the oil. Add the garlic and breadcrumbs and fry, stirring, until crispy, then add in the lemon zest and chilli and fry for a minute more.

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