Sicilian Anchovy Spaghetti

Sicilian Anchovy Spaghetti


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About this recipe: If you like anchovies, this dish is for you. It's quick, easy and very tasty.


Serves: 8 

  • 1 (500g) pack spaghetti
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 tin anchovy fillets, drained and chopped
  • 100g (4 oz) dried breadcrumbs
  • handful chopped fresh parsley
  • ground black pepper to taste
  • 4 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese (optional)

Prep:10min  ›  Cook:5min  ›  Ready in:15min 

  1. Cook spaghetti according to packet instructions; drain.
  2. Meanwhile, in a medium frying pan, heat olive oil over medium heat and add garlic and anchovies to cook for about 2 minutes; stir constantly.
  3. Stir in breadcrumbs and turn off heat. Add parsley and pepper; mix.
  4. Toss anchovy sauce with hot pasta and sprinkle with cheese; serve.

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Reviews (2)


Used different ingredients. I added crushed cherry tomatoes to the oil/anchovy/garlic mix and sautéed gently until it became a delicious sauce. Didn't have bread crumbs and skipped the parmesan. Delicious and incredibly easy. Essential to use a good spaghetti. - 19 Jan 2011


Very easy and delicious. - 19 Jan 2011

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