In previous posts I’ve sung their praises, so you already know how I feel about anchovies. Broccoli is one of my favorite vegetables. Put those two ingredients together with chili pepper for heat and the richness of the cheeses and you have a sauce that becomes a classic example of the whole being greater than the sum of its parts.
I didn’t over cook my pasta, but it behaved as if I had. Although it was still al dente, the orecchiette fell apart. I’m wondering if it may be the brand I bought. Fortunately the taste didn’t suffer, just the appearance.
The slightly fizzy Vinho Verde from Portugual is the “soda pop” of white wines. Light and inexpensive (actually cheap), it’s not a wine for serious drinking. It’s a wine for a warm summer night and a pasta dish like Broccoli and Anchovy.