101 Simple Meals

101 Simple Meals: #96

Description: “A Roman classic: In lots of olive oil, lightly cook lots of slivered garlic, with six or so anchovy fillets and a dried hot chili or two. Dress pasta with this.”

#96: anchovies on pasta

Notes: I had more than six fillets from the tin I opened earlier in the week, and I was wary of putting them all in, but I figured it couldn’t hurt.

We all sat down to eat this and after a couple bites, I looked up and said, “Well, here’s something I never thought I’d ever say: I really think this could use more anchovies.”

I gave it about half a lemon’s worth of juice for an acid note, because I think everything tastes better with a little acid, and other than needing a few more anchovies, this was really great.

Rating: She may not look like much, kid, but she’s got it where it counts.


  • Jennifer

    Num Num Num.

    Damn you.I want pasta now.

    One of my favorite side dishes is to take hot pasta, and mix a splash of olive oil with some butter and freshly grated parmesean and ground pepper.

    Its 9pm….um….*HAVE to go to bed*

  • Leisureguy

    I read somewhere recently the advice to always buy anchovies in glass jars, and always skip those that are canned. I haven’t done a side-by-side taste test, but I did start buy the jarred anchovies, which are easy to find. They’re also handy in that you can put the lid on and save some for later.