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Spaghetti with nuts and anchovies: simplicity and flavor at the table!

Spaghetti with nuts and anchovies

Spaghetti with walnuts and anchovies is an original first course and so easy to prepare that it will amaze even you who are at the stove.

Spaghetti with nuts and anchovies are very quick to prepare, and so easy to put on the table that they can only be a success, regardless of the experience of the person cooking them. The ingredients of the seasoning are very tasty , so the only salt you need to use is that for cooking the pasta, and even in this case don't overdo it.

Anchovies, both salted and in oil, tend to melt when poured directly into hot oil, proving to be a perfect ingredient capable of flavoring any sauce . To help them, turn them in the oil with a kitchen spoon, preferably made of silicone, which is more hygienic than wooden ones.

Spaghetti with nuts and anchovies
Spaghetti with nuts and anchovies

Preparation of spaghetti with walnuts and anchovies

  1. Fill a large pot with water, place it on a stove with high heat, bring it to the boil, add salt and add the pasta.
  2. In the meantime, prepare the sauce. Open the walnuts and recover only the kernels. Using a sharp knife, cut the kernels into pieces of the size you prefer .
  3. Place a pan capable of holding the spaghetti after cooking on the heat, pour in the oil and bring it to temperature on a medium heat.
  4. Add the slightly crushed garlic cloves and the anchovies. Turn the anchovies, in a couple of minutes they should melt in the oil.
  5. It's time to add the diced kernels to the pan too. Pepper, do not salt, and cook for 3-4 minutes .
  6. In the meantime, when the spaghetti are ready, drain them al dente and keep some of the water.
  7. Pour the spaghetti into the pan, but not before removing the garlic cloves from the sauce , raise the heat and sauté them or turn them vigorously so that they season well and release part of their starch into the sauce which will tend to thicken.
  8. It is likely that the sauce is too dry , in this case add a few tablespoons of the spaghetti cooking water that you set aside to the pan and cook the spaghetti until fully cooked.
  9. Divide between serving plates, grate a little cheese on top to taste and serve immediately very hot.

Did you like this first course? Then also try the spaghetti with anchovy sauce .

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We recommend consuming the dish at the moment , when it is still nice and hot.

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