Spaghetti with Anchovy Garlic Sauce

Spaghetti with Anchovy Garlic Sauce

Spaghetti with Anchovy Garlic Sauce

Anchovy paste adds umami punch to an elemental garlic-and-butter sauce that's perfect tossed with a thin pasta like spaghetti.Helen Rosner

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

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.
Yield: serves 2-4

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. 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.
  2. Meanwhile, bring a large saucepan of salted water to a boil. Cook spaghetti until al dente, about 10 minutes.
  3. Add spaghetti and parsley to skillet and season with salt and pepper; toss to coat. Divide among serving bowls and garnish with parmesan.