Yes! Finally I get to share with you a spaghetti recipe! Strangely enough, I seldom do… I think it must be because for an Italian, spaghetti are a staple and I tend to forget how delicious they are. This is a very simple yet delicious recipe for one of the tastiest spaghetti sauces ever. Like all things simple, it works best with very good quality and fresh ingredients, so make sure you use some ripe tomatoes for this one and you will have a dinner set for a king in less than 15 minutes. Don’t you love pasta dishes? Whenever I am in a hurry and still want to have a delicious meal… I always cook pasta. Sauces like this one have “saved” me on many occasions! So, bookmark this one… it can easily “save” you too next time!!! 😉 Buon appetito!
Ingredients (for 4 persons):
10 to 12 ripe cherry tomatoes, halved
5 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 red onion, sliced
50 ml – 1/4 cup water
80 ml – 1/3 cup white wine
6 to 8 anchovies
360 gms – 12.7 oz. spaghetti
Thinly slice the onions, put them in a frying pan with the water (1) and cook them on a low flame until soft. When the water has evaporated (2), add the extra virgin olive oil and sauté the onions for a couple of minutes (3). Now add the anchovies and break them apart with a wooden spoon (4).
When they melt in the sauce, add the tomatoes (1) and break these apart with the wooden spoon (2). Increase the flame, add the white wine (3) and burn out the alcohol. Lower the falme and cook for 5 minutes. Your sauce is now ready (4).
Cook spaghetti following the steps on How to cook pasta “al dente” in the Techniques page of this site, but drain it 1 minute before it is cooked as it will finish cooking together with the sauce. Put the drained pasta in the frying pan with the sauce, add a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and mix well while cooking it on a slow flame for 1 or 2 minutes.
Decorate the spaghetti with some fresh basil and serve with thinly grated Parmigiano Reggiano on the top.
un sano piatto di spaghetti al pomodoro!!! che chiedere di più! buona domenica
Mi Vida en un Dulce says
For me spaghetti is Italy, I mean, it’s pasta, it’s tomato souce, it’s so Italian. I like this type of dish, classic and easy to cook.
J @ ... semplicemente j ... says
There is nothing like pasta on any given day … simple and classic … what could be better … Buona domenica …
Nothing so simple and yet so satisfying as a beautiful bowl of spaghetti!
Delicious!!I love Italian food any day and pastas are a staple in our house!Never used Anchovies in the sauce before and its something I have to try!This looks beautifully done 🙂
Maureen @ Orgasmic Chef says
Manu, this looks delicious! I will definitely try this sauce.
What a wonderfully fresh way to prepare spaghetti. The anchovies must be superb in this pasta! Thanks for sharing!
Simple. Beautiful. Perfect. Another home run, Manu! Buona domenica!
I made this for dinner tonight, Manu. My whole family loved it. I could probably have eaten all of it myself!!! It was absolutely delicious–thank you!!!!!!!
YAY!!!!!!! I am sooooo glad you all like it! And you are so welcome Cristy! <3 Have a great day!
Anna @ the shady pine says
A simple and delicious recipe….just what I need for a busy evening dinner!
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I love spaghetti and the less ingredients the better . Lovely
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