ANCHOVIES, GREEN OLIVES, LEMON AND CHILI PASTA
250 grams spaghetti pasta, cooked al dente
1 tin anchovy fillets (don’t discard the oil)
2 tablespoons garlic, minced
4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1/2 cup whole pitted green olives
1/2 - 1 teaspoon chili flakes (according to spice preference)
salt and cracked black pepper (according to taste)
zest of 1 lemon
juice of 1 lemon
lemon wedges to serve on the side
2 tablespoons chopped parsley.
1. Cook spaghetti pasta until al dente, drain and toss with a little bit of olive oil. Set aside.
2. Place a large saute pan over medium heat and add the olive oil. Saute the garlic, chili flakes and anchovy fillets (with the oil in the tin). Anchovies will melt in the sauce. Then finally add the green olives and saute for 2 minutes.
3. Add and toss the spaghetti pasta in the anchovy sauce. Season with salt and cracked black pepper to taste.
4. Before serving, squeeze the juice of a lemon over the pasta and sprinkle it with the lemon zest and chopped parsley. Serve lemon wedges on the side.
Buon Appetito! :)