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

Spaghetti with walnuts 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 cooking.

Spaghetti with walnuts and anchovies are very quick to prepare, and so easy to put on the table that they can only be a success, whatever the experience of those who cook them. The ingredients of the sauce are very tasty , so the only salt you need to use is the one 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, possibly silicone, which is more hygienic than wooden ones.

Spaghetti with walnuts and anchovies
Spaghetti with walnuts and anchovies

Preparation of spaghetti with walnuts and anchovies

  1. Fill a large saucepan with water, put it on a stove over high heat, bring it to the boil, add salt and throw away the pasta.
  2. Meanwhile, prepare the sauce. Open the walnuts and recover only the kernels. With a sharp knife, cut the kernels into pieces of the size you prefer .
  3. Put a frying pan that can hold the spaghetti after cooking, pour in the oil and bring it to temperature over 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. Pepper, do not salt, and leave to go for 3-4 minutes .
  6. In the meantime, when the spaghetti is ready, drain it al dente and keep some of the water.
  7. Pour the spaghetti into the pan, not before having removed the garlic cloves from the sauce , turn up the heat and sauté or turn them vigorously so that they season well and release part of their starch to the sauce which will tend to thicken.
  8. It is probable that the sauce is too dry , in this case add a few tablespoons of the spaghetti cooking water that you have set aside to the pan and bring the spaghetti to complete cooking.
  9. Divide into serving dishes, 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's still hot.

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