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Down and Dirty Pasta e Ceci

Recipe: Down and Dirty Pasta e Ceci


  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 4 fillets anchovies
  • 4 ripe plum tomatoes
  • 3 healthy sprigs rosemary
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 can chick peas (do not drain)
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 lb small pasta, like farfalle
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • shaved parmesan


  1. Dice garlic. Cut up anchovies, roughly chop tomatoes.
  2. Over medium heat, saute garlic, anchovies and two rosemary sprigs until the anchovies are melted.
  3. Add chopped tomatoes. Saute 10 or 15 minutes, till the tomatoes are fully cooked. Salt as needed. While cooking, heat the chicken broth in the microwave.
  4. Increase heat and add can of chick peas, with water in the can, and 3 cups of heated chicken broth. Add last sprig of rosemary. Bring to soft boil.
  5. Add pasta. The liquid should just barely cover the pasta. Reduce heat to healthy simmer and cook (start with package recommendation but it may take more or less time) . Add more broth if needed. But remember, the broth should be thick, so add the least amount of liquid possible that still allows the pasta to cook. When the pasta is done spoon into bowls. Add shaved Parmesan and ground pepper..

Preparation time: 10 minute(s)

Cooking time: 30 minute(s)

Number of servings (yield): 4

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