Spaghetti with Anchovy Garlic Sauce . . .


Anchovy paste adds an umami flavor to a simple garlic and butter sauce, perfect tossed with a thin pasta such as spaghetti.






13 cup olive oil

4 cloves garlic, mashed into a paste

1 (2-oz.) tin oil-packed anchovies, mashed into a paste

Pinch crushed red chile flakes

4 tbsp. butter, cubed and chilled

8 oz. spaghetti

2 tbsp. finely chopped parsley

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Freshly grated parmesan, for garnish



Heat oil in a 12” skillet over medium heat. Add garlic; cook, stirring occasionally, until golden, 2–3 minutes. Add anchovy paste and chile flakes; cook until deeply caramelized, about 5 minutes. Reduce heat to medium-low; slowly stir in butter to make a smooth sauce.

Meanwhile, bring a large saucepan of salted water to a boil. Cook spaghetti until al dente, about 10 minutes.

Add spaghetti and parsley to skillet and season with salt and pepper; toss to coat. Divide among serving bowls and garnish with parmesan.



- Saveur Magazine