“Drowned” broccoli

drowned broccoli

During the winter period the “drowned” broccoli are a typical Sicilian side dish that is brought on our table.

Serves 4:

  • 1 kg broccoli
  • 1 onion
  • 10 anchovy fillets
  • 15 black olives
  • 1/2 glass white wine
  • 50 g pecorino cheese, flaked
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • salt
  • pepper

In a saucepan, combine the broccoli cut into pieces, sliced onions, olive oil, salt and pepper. Add 2 cups of water and cook over a low heat.

When half cooked, add the anchovies, olives and wine.

Just before cooking is completed, add the shaved pecorino, stirring quickly. Serve cold.


Source: The flavours of Sicily – Sime Book


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