This pasta sauce originally was made by Neapolitan prostitutes, who quickly put it together while waiting for the next client
what you need
350g spaghetti or spaghettini
4 tbsp olive oil
1 garlic clove, finely sliced
6 anchovy fillets, drained of oil
400g can chopped tomatoes
2 tbsp small black olives, halved
Pinch of dried chilli flakes
1 tbsp small salted capers, rinsed
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1 tbsp parsley, finely chopped
Sea salt and black pepper
what to do
Cook the pasta in plenty of boiling salted water until al dente.
Meanwhile, heat the oil in a frypan and gently cook the garlic for a minute or two.
Add the anchovies and mash them into the oil. Add the tomatoes, olives, chilli and capers and cook over medium heat for 5 mins, stirring occasionally. Add oregano and parsley and season to taste.
Drain pasta well and toss with the sauce. Serve hot.