One Fish, Two Fish

Pasta with Anchovies and Broccoli

I’m not sure when I first stumbled upon Dom and Belleue’s Kitchen, but it was back before the amazing kitchen transformation.  Random Recipes was one of the first link-ups I thought about joining after discovering the fun of International Incident Party, yet it has taken a long long long time for me to actual join in.  The idea is rather simple, randomly select a cook book and a recipe and then COOK!  I’m coming in just under the wire this month and I’m thrilled that I finally got my act together so that I could finally participate.

To obtain a random cookbook I asked the husband to just grab me one, he assigned numbers to them and then I called out a number which gave me the Essential Pasta Cookbook.   This month Random Recipes had an extra “rule” to pick something from the middle of the cookbook.  Halfway thru the book, on page 152 to be exact, are two delicious pasta recipes: Pasta with Anchovies and Broccoli and Pasta with Creamy Mushroom sauce.  I have done variations of the mushroom sauce more times than I can count meaning that the time had come to cook some anchovies.  I did make one alteration to the recipe, switching the cream for half&half, but everything I everything else exactly as written.

Overall it was a great dish, the broccoli and anchovies really did go well together and it came together extremely quickly.  In the future I’ll probably add more pepper to balance out the salt of this dish, that or half the amount of Parmesan Cheese.  This cookbook is one that tends to stay on the shelf but I think I might need to bring it out more often and see what other goodies are hiding in it.

Make sure to check out Dom’s round-up page for the rest of the entries!

3 thoughts on “One Fish, Two Fish

  1. so glad you finally took the plunge and joined in this month and with such a yummy dish… (you’re lucky it wasn’t something too obscure!) I do love anything with anchovies which I know divide opinion.. and broccoli is always a hit too… thank you so much for taking the time to join in x

  2. Wow that was unusual. I just wrote an very long comment but after I clicked submit my comment didn’t show up. Grrrr… well I’m not writing all that over again. Anyways, just wanted to say superb blog!

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