This recipe brings together a classic combo of flavours. A quick and easy way to add flavour and bite to your greens. This is an excellent accompaniment to grilled steak and roast dinners. I used special Tricana brand Portuguese anchovies rolled with capers for this version, but just ordinary anchovies will do fine. You can omit the capers, add chilli flakes, or add roasted almond slivers, and/or finish with lemon zest. Any or all of these additions would be just as delicious and quick!
Prep time: 15 minutes Cooking time: 8-10 minutes
200g green beans (top and tailed)
250g broccoli florets
2 teaspoons capers(optional)
1/2 onion sliced thinly
2 cloves garlic crushed
1 tablespoon olive oil
Ground Black pepper
Parsley to garnish
Steam or microwave beans and broccoli until just tender (al dente) – should be bright green! Set aside.
Slice onion thinly
Heat olive oil in pan, then add onions and cook over medium heat until translucent, add garlic and heat through until fragrant, add anchovies (and capers if using) and mix through onion garlic mixture until some of the anchovies “dissolve”.
Add broccoli and beans to pan and heat, turning to coat vegetables in onion mixture and allow flavours to meld with vegetables.
Sprinkle with chopped parsley and serve warm as a side dish.
6 thoughts on “Broccoli and Green Beans with garlic, anchovies and onion ”
Wonderful combination, thank you for inspiration 🙂 🙂
Lovely recipe – I’m always looking for ways to use anchovies as they’re so good for you 😄
Hi Laura anchovies are great…I have just read this article where you use them in the sauce for a fish pie which sounds interesting too…
Great tip for me as a fan of fish pie!
I just also posted my Indian spiced fish pie which you might like.
Yes I saw that recipe Shanthini!