Broccoli a'la Acciugata

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Recipe: #40083

January 28, 2023

"A simple but ever so flavorful side of broccoli"

Original is 6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (411.6 g)
  • Calories 46.4
  • Total Fat - 0.9 g
  • Saturated Fat - 0.1 g
  • Cholesterol - 0 mg
  • Sodium - 113242 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 8.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 3.1 g
  • Sugars - 1.9 g
  • Protein - 3.4 g
  • Calcium - 130.7 mg
  • Iron - 2 mg
  • Vitamin C - 101.8 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Discard the stems of the broccoli (they can be later used in a soup) and divide the florets. Clean and well rinse the anchovies and chop roughly. Heat the oil in a pan, add the garlic and anchovies and fry over low heat until the anchovies have dissolved and the garlic is barely golden.

Step 2

Add the 2 tablespoons of water, to stop the cooking, mix well and set aside.

Step 3

Bring a large saucepan of water to a boil, add the broccoli florets and cook for about 3 minutes. Drain them, reserving a little of the cooking water, and add them to the pan with the anchovies. Reheat, shaking the pan, and add a few tablespoons of the cooking water. Heat through for about 5 minutes, then arrange the broccoli in a platter and serve.

NOTE: Around me, anchovies come mostly in a can with olive oil and not in salt. Therefore, if you can't find the anchovies in salt, make sure to season the dish with some salt, to taste.


No special items needed.

1 Reviews


This simple broccoli dish, with ingredients that are always on hand, is FANTASTIC! I did use anchovies in olive oil, as they were in the pantry, but otherwise followed exactly. The anchovies add such a great umani flavor, and not at all fishy. I think this might just be my go-to broccoli recipe, to relieve the boredom of my usual plain steamed version! Thanks for sharing, Nat - this one's going in my Best of 2023 file.


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(9 Nov 2023)

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