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Orecchiette with Broccoli and Anchovies

I got a chain email forwarded a week or so ago that I came oh so close to actually joining in with... Then I remembered that no good can ever come of an email chain letter, no matter how good the idea.

So, I've decided to start an equivalent game of blog tag. The topic? One of my favourites - FOOD!

I'm going to share with you one of my all time favourite, quick, easy week-day recipes and then tag five others in the hope they'll do the same.

Orecchiette with Broccoli and Anchovies (serves 2)


First things first - please don't be afraid of the anchovies. The anchovies in here are in oil, not in salt, which means they're not like the dry, salty, crap you get on pizzas. In this recipe they work with the chilli to create a wonderfully warm and comforting meal. There's a heat and depth to the flavours that just makes you feel better about a bad day from the first mouthful to the last.




A deep red wine goes well with this, something with some fruit to it. Maybe a Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon or Pinotage.

Tagging (as in the childrens' game, aka tig in the UK)

Would the following people please step up and deliver a recipe and tag five further food-interested people:

Please remember to comment/trackback here so we can follow the thread and to tag a further five victims :-)

Photo: Orecchiette with Broccoli and Anchovies by su-lin on Flickr, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 2.0 Generic


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[...] In response to being tagged by Rob, I’ve decied to share a family recipe. This is a not so traditional way of making a curry that is a staple in any Pakistani/Kashmiri household. A few years ago my sister, Salma, who is a far better cook than I am, showed me an easier way to make a curry than the traditional method I learned as a youngster. Her method results in the same exceptional flavours and tastes but the early stages don’t feel quite so laborious (no burning/toasting spices etc. ). I was quite amused as I jotted down notes while making this dish, I’ve done it hundreds of times and yet never thought about it. In fact writing out a recipe feel wrong! I never learned to cook this by following a recipe, I learned by watching my mother cook when I was a kid, it’ bloody hard trying to quantify the amount of ingredients or spices since I just normally do it by instinct - something my sister didn’t hesitate to comment on by saying: Your instructions will be hard to follow, why do you want to write it as a recipe on a stupid website, it’s easier to invite you friends round and just show them how to make it, by cooking it for them. [...]

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I've also been tagged, but I have a confession to make and a story to tell. Neither will fit in here, but I have (well, OK, I'm about to) post on my own blog. Please feel free to follow along here: http://uselessofblog.blogspot.com/2008/10/tagged.html.

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I have tried making this at home - the exact thing! That was one boring day and I am alone at home with my anchovies and broccoli - try this at home and BELIEVE me, you will not regret it.