Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Anchovy pasta with breadcrumbs

Why I love pasta? Mainly because pasta dishes take about 15 minutes to cook. Also because I can seat anywhere with a bowl of pasta, on my favourite sofa, even on the floor in the front of fire place and eat my dinner with one hand. In addition pasta dishes don't have to look elegant, and bowl of pasta always bring smile to our faces. It was exactly the same with this pasta. It is tasty, spicy, salty and it has a little bit crunch.

Serves 2

about 200g spaghetti
5-6 tbsp olive oil
8 anchovies
handful of fresh parsley
1 red chilli
about 4 tbsp bread crumbs

Put the water to boil the pasta and prepare rest of the ingredients.

Deseed and chop chilli finely. Chop the parsley finely. Smash anchovies with knife on a chopping board and then roughly chop.

Heat a pan and add olive oil. Next add the chilli, parsley and anchovies, mix well and fry for about one minute. Next add the breadcrumbs and fry until crispy and golden. If they seem to be bit dry add some more olive oil.

Meanwhile cook the pasta accordingly to producer's instruction, drain and add to the pan. Mix well with other ingredients and serve immediately.


  1. A lovely simple recipe, im sure it was delicious, much like all Italian food. :)

  2. Well, I was hoping that somebody with at least Italian background will say something nice. Thanks Luigi. :)


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