Gluten free maccheroncini alla Casanova

Gluten free maccheroncini alla Casanova


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About this recipe: Casanova (the famous Italian lover) believed in pleasing the senses and wrote in his autobiography: ‘I very much loved a good table and everything that excites the curiosity’. He had a particular passion for maccheroni ‘I love refined dishes, macaroni prepared by a skilful Neapolitan cook’, and even wrote a sonnet about it! This recipe was one of Casanova's favourites!

vorrei Essex, England, UK

Serves: 2 

  • 50g anchovy fillets
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
  • chilli pepper (to taste) either fresh, in oil or powdered
  • 1 (400g) tin San Marzano tomatoes
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons olives, chopped
  • 180g gluten free maccheroncini
  • salt, to taste

Prep:10min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:40min 

  1. Rinse the anchovies and break them up with a fork. Fry them gently in a pan with the olive oil and the chopped chilli or chilli powder. Add the San Marzano tomatoes and the olives. Stir together well and cook on a low heat for 20 minutes.
  2. Bring a large pan of salted water to the boil and cooke the pasta until it’s ‘al dente’. Drain and add the maccheroncini to the sauce and mix well. Serve immediately!

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