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Anchovy pasta and tomato sauce

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Serves: 2 to 3

anchovy pasta and tomato sauce


  • 1 clove garlic (minced)
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • Small jar of anchovy fillets
  • 450g chopped Italian cherry or plum tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • Handful of olives (chopped) 
  • Spaghetti


  1. Heat the oil in a saucepan. Add the garlic and fry it over a low heat until it has browned. Add the anchovies and stir until they melt into the oil.
  2. Add the tomatoes and bring the sauce to a boil. Simmer, uncovered, for 20 to 25 minutes. Season to taste. 
  3. While the sauce is simmering, cook the spaghetti according to the instructions on the packet. 
  4. Mix together the drained spaghetti and the tomato sauce, adding the chopped olives. Sprinkle with parsley and serve immediately. 

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