Spaghetti with Anchovy Sauce

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I know that some people have a very strong opinion about anchovies.  Either they like them or they do not.  If you are the ones like me who were a anchovy hater, I wish you would give this recipe a try. IMGP8052

Honestly, I was an anchovy snob too. I saw anchovies as those cheap curled up nasty salty things put on top of pizzas.

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I have discovered while making this recipe that anchovies have a salty mellow nutty taste. They have a savory taste not fishy at all.

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Spaghetti with Anchovy Sauce

Ingredients:

1/3 cup olive oil
4 cloves garlic mashed into a paste
1 (2 oz) tin oil packed anchovies mashed into a paste
pinch crushed red chile flakes
4 tablespoon butter
8 oz spaghetti
2 tablespoons chopped parsley
kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
Freshly grated Parmesan for garnish

Directions:

Heat oil in a cast iron skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and cook stirring occasionally until golden 2-3 minutes. Add anchovy paste and chile flakes cook until browned 5-10 minutes. Reduce heat and add butter and stir until you have a smooth paste
Bring a large pot of water to a boil add salt to the water. Cook spaghetti until al dente 10-15 minutes.
Add spaghetti and parsley to skillet and season with pepper and salt. Garnish with cheese.

Peace be with you,

Vonnie

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2 Responses to “Spaghetti with Anchovy Sauce”

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    Bebe — July 15, 2014 at 5:48 am

    When in Italy I ate this pasta. Love it. I have a new appreciation for anchovies. I agree, the taste is nutty & not fishy like sardines.

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    Amila — July 18, 2014 at 11:42 am

    I like anchovies,but in other recipes.never thought of them in spaghetti,seems it is good and will give a try!

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