Easy, Fresh Eat from Donna Hay

  • 26th February 2014

This pasta appeared in Red Magazine from the UK as an ‘easy summer eat,’ courtesy of renowned chef, Donna Hay.  But, this speedy, healthy pasta is really absolutely perfect any time of the year.  The addition of a few chopped anchovy fillets ensures that you add protein, iron and calcium without adding many calories.




Donna Hay Tenderstem Broccoli Pasta with Lemon and Anchovy



Tenderstem Broccoli, Lemon and Anchovy Pasta


400 grams of linguine pasta

2 tbsp olive oil

350 grams Tenderstem broccoli, chopped (about 2/3 lb)

2 tbsp shredded lemon zest

6 anchovy fillets, chopped

4 garlic cloves, crushed

Sea salt and cracked black pepper

A large handful of mint leaves

Finely grated Parmesan or Pecorino to serve







Cook the pasta in a large saucepan of salted boiling water for 10 to 12 minutes, or until al dente.  Drain and return to the pan.


While the pasta is cooking, heat the oil in a large frying pan over a medium heat.  Add the Tenderstem broccoli, lemon zest, anchovy, garlic, salt and pepper and cook for four to five minutes, stirring occasionally, or until the broccoli is tender.  Add the broccoli to the pasta with the mint and toss to coat.  Top with the Pecorino or Parmesan cheese.  So easy, so yummy!!!




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