For this pasta, assertive broccoli is balanced by the bold and salty taste of anchovies. Golden raisins add sweet notes to this unusual--but tasty--combination. Source: EatingWell Magazine, May/June 1993

G. Franco Romagnoli


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  • Cut the tops off the broccoli and separate into small florets. Trim the tough ends from stalks. Peel the stalks down to the pale green center and dice.

  • Bring water to a boil in a large saucepan; add the broccoli florets and stalks. Cook until tender, about 5 minutes. Transfer the broccoli to a bowl with a slotted spoon and set aside. Reserve the cooking water.

  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onions and garlic and cook, stirring, until softened, about 2 minutes. Add anchovies and cook, stirring, for about 1 minute. Add wine, basil and cayenne and cook, stirring, for about 30 seconds. Add tomato sauce and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes. Add the broccoli and mash with a wooden spoon. Reduce heat and simmer for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. The sauce should have the consistency of a lumpy pea soup. Thin with a little of the reserved cooking water, if necessary.

  • Drain the raisins and add them to the sauce, along with pine nuts. Remove the garlic clove. Season the sauce with salt and pepper and keep warm over low heat.

  • Return the broccoli-cooking water to a boil and add pasta. Cook until just tender, 8 to 10 minutes or according to package directions. Drain and stir the pasta into the sauce. Cook together for 1 or 2 minutes. Serve with a sprinkling of cheese.

Nutrition Facts

291 calories; 6.7 g total fat; 1.2 g saturated fat; 7 mg cholesterol; 622 mg sodium. 650 mg potassium; 47.7 g carbohydrates; 8.7 g fiber; 6 g sugar; 11.8 g protein; 3700 IU vitamin a iu; 112 mg vitamin c; 93 mcg folate; 116 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 56 mg magnesium;

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Rating: 4 stars
Terrific pasta dish The pasta had a wonderful combination of flavors and turned out fabulous. Definitely will make again. Had everything needed for this dish in my pantry as well. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Really nice flavors and even reheated well the next day. Read More