Mediterranean Pasta with Broccoli
- SERVINGS: 4
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- 1 1/2 pounds broccoli, stalks peeled and sliced crosswise, florets broken into small pieces
- 3/4 pound elbow macaroni
- 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
- 1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
- 3 large garlic cloves, minced
- 4 oil-packed anchovy fillets, drained
- 1/4 cup finely grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
- Salt and freshly ground pepper
- Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the broccoli stalks and cook for 3 minutes, then add the pasta and cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes. Add the broccoli florets and continue cooking until the pasta is al dente. Drain the pasta and broccoli and return them to the pot.
- Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a large, heavy skillet. Add the walnuts and cook over moderate heat, stirring, for 2 minutes. Add the garlic and anchovies and cook until the anchovies break down, about 2 minutes longer. Add the drained pasta and broccoli and toss well. Sprinkle with the Parmigiano, season with salt and pepper and serve.
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