Thursday, March 12, 2009

Abruzzese style spaghetti with garlic and oil

what you need
500 grams of spaghetti
125 ml olive oil
whole garlic clove
4-5 anchovies (optional)
fresh oregano choppede
1 small chilli
10 grams parsley, chopped

what to do
Put the oil into a large fry pan, heat and gently fry one whole garlic clove. As soon as the garlic colours lightly, take it out and put in the anchovies which have been cleaned and chopped. Let this flavour over a very low heat, stirring the anchovies with a wooden spoon till they become a pulp.
When the anchovies are completely mush, add a pinch of oregano and at the last moment a good piece of chilli and a spoon of finely chopped parsley.
Cook the pasta al dente in a big pot of salted, rapidly boiling water. Follow cooking instructions on packet (most timing instructions on commercial spaghetti packets are quite accurate) then drain in a colander. Toss through the sauce and serve immediately into heated bowls. Top with extra parsley


  1. Looks yummy Joe, I would love it.. Dad would still like some red sauce..
    Old habits die hard..

  2. Hi all your recipes. Was wondering if I could ask...can I make pasta using gluten free flour? Haven't actually tried it... Dzintra