Corteccia

Hot smashed broccoli, pecorino, garlic & anchovy pasta

Corteccia

Corteccia

Serves 4
Cooks In1 hour 30 minutes
DifficultyNot too tricky
Nutrition per serving
  • Calories 544 27%
  • Fat 18.8g 27%
  • Saturates 4.3g 22%
  • Sugars 2.8g 3%
  • Salt 1.3g 22%
  • Protein 17.7g 35%
  • Carbs 81.3g 31%
  • Fibre 6.6g -
Of an adult's reference intake
Recipe From

Jamie Cooks Italy

By Jamie Oliver
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Ingredients

  • 400 g durum wheat flour , or fine semolina flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 400 g sprouting broccoli , or cime di rapa
  • olive oil
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 4 anchovy fillets in oil , from sustainable sources
  • 1 pinch of dried red chilli flakes
  • 40 g pecorino , or Parmesan cheese, plus extra to serve
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 lemon
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Recipe From

Jamie Cooks Italy

By Jamie Oliver
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Method

  1. Pile the flour on to a clean surface and make a well in the middle.
  2. Gradually add 200ml of warm water, using a fork to bring the flour in from the outside until it forms a dough.
  3. Knead on a flour-dusted surface, switching between fast and slow kneading, for 10 minutes, or until smooth.
  4. To shape the corteccia, break marble-sized pieces off the dough and roll them into small, thin sausage shapes.
  5. One at a time, lay your fingers on top, then press down and drag the pasta back towards you to curl and create your shape, gently flicking the pasta pieces off your fingers so you don't squash them.
  6. Trim the broccoli, halving any larger stalks lengthways so they cook evenly.
  7. Put a pan on a medium-high heat with 2 tablespoons of olive oil, then peel, slice and add the garlic, followed by the anchovies and chilli flakes.
  8. A couple of minutes later, add the broccoli and a pinch of sea salt and black pepper, then a splash of water to break the frying.
  9. Cover and cook for 10 minutes, then remove the lid for another couple of minutes. Tip the broccoli mixture on to a large board and finely chop it.
  10. Finely grate over the cheese, drizzle over 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil and a squeeze of lemon juice, then mix, taste and tweak to your liking.
  11. Cook the pasta in a pan of boiling salted water for 4 minutes, or until al dente.
  12. Retaining a little cooking water to emulsify the sauce, drain the pasta, return to the pan, toss in the broccoli pesto, then taste again for balance.
  13. Finish with extra virgin olive oil and an extra grating of cheese.
Recipe From

Jamie Cooks Italy

By Jamie Oliver