I made this recipe randomly when my refrigerator left me only anchovies in oil and one sweet onion, but thank for my ignorant time, this recipe is good enough to make me decide to cook this spaghetti again. The anchovy flavor is quite strong, making the spaghetti has the unique flavor. I do think for someone that is fed up with the red sauce spaghetti, give this dish a try and you will see that any food can be boring except the spaghetti. You can create any flavored spaghetti as long as our earth still has something that is edible.
– 250 g dried spaghetti
– 1 sweet onion, thinly sliced
– 3 big portobello mushroom, sliced
– 150 g salted anchovies in olive oil
– salt and freshly ground black pepper
– reserve 2 tbsp of olive oil from salted anchovies then add the oil to a shallow pan, cook the sliced onion in medium heat until the onion is soft , around 5-10 minutes
– add in the mushroom. Stir for 3 minutes until the mushroom is soft and the water from mushroom comes out.
– meanwhile cook the spaghetti in salted water until al dente ( about 5-7 minutes)
– when the onion and mushroom are soft, add in the anchovies. Stir well for 1 minutes until the anchovies become a paste
– add in the spaghetti and mix well
– add freshly ground pepper. Add more salt if needed.
I wanna reconfirm that I do like spaghetti cooked with dry wine, and it’s unforgettable if white wine is combined with shrimp. You are wondering the outcome of that mixture, aren’t you ? I believe you will have no regret for making this dish.
Spaghetti is the most interesting pasta I like among the uncountable Italian noodle because spaghetti is not so thick like fettuccine but is firmer than linguine. I also like combining caramelized onion or anise with spaghetti. Try it and let me know your result.
Ingredients ( for 2-4 servings )
– 300 g dried spaghetti
– 1/2 cup dry white wine
– 9 jumbo shrimp, peeled
– 3/4 stick butter
– 1 anise, with white thinky sliced and green chopped
– 1 big red bell pepper
– salt and pepper
– 1 tbsp olive oil
– grill the red pepper until it’s blackened outside then put it into a bowl and cover for 15 minute.
– after 15 minutes, peel the grilled pepper and slice it thinly.
– heat oil and add the white part of anise. Stir fry until it’s soft for around 15 minutes.
– cook the spaghetti in salty water for 10 minutes or until al dente
– add the shrimp and red pepper to the stir fried anise. Add in white wine and bring it to a boil. Cook the shrimp for 5 minutes then add in the butter
– stir in cooked spaghetti and green part of anise and cook for 1 minute. Add salt and freshly ground pepper to your taste
– serve warm