Spaghetti with chilli, lemon & rocket
Capsaicin, which makes chillies hot, is an antioxidant; it may protect the DNA from carcinogens. It may also help kill the bacteria that cause most stomach ulcers.
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500g spaghetti or linguine
1/3 cup olive oil
2 cloves garlic, crushed
3 fresh red chillies, seeded and finely sliced, or 1 1/2 teaspoons dried crushed chilli
6 anchovy fillets, chopped
2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
1/4 cup lemon juice
3 cups coarsely chopped rocket
1/3 cup fresh mint leaves, shredded
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- Cook the pasta in a large saucepan of boiling water according to the packet directions, until firm-tender.
- While the pasta is cooking, heat the oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute. Add the chillies, anchovies, lemon zest and lemon juice and cook for 1 minute.
- Drain the pasta and combine with the garlic mixture, the rocket and mint in a large bowl. Toss well and top with the Parmesan.
Did you know?
Chillies can be mild or fiery hot, so before you cook, taste a tiny sliver; add a pinch of dried crushed chilli to the dish if the fresh is too bland.
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