Can you make this? Yes you can!
This pasta is soooooo easy, and it tastes super good! It’s a one of the best recipes to serve in the flat, or to the fam as it’s cheap to make, yet it seems like a special treat.
It serves 4 people, so mix up the ingredient quantities depending how much you need.
400g dried spaghetti
4 garlic cloves peeled and finely sliced
3 chopped anchovy fillets
2 red chillies sliced
Handful of black olives halved
2 handfuls of cherry tomatoes halved
Bunch of fresh basil leaves
Parmesan cheese, to serve
Bring large saucepan of water to the boil, add a pinch of salt and then the spaghetti (cook according to time on the packet)
Put the garlic, anchovy and chillies in a frying pan of hot olive oil. Add the olives. Stir for 2 minutes (or until the garlic starts to turn golden and the anchovies melt into the base). Add the cherry tomatoes, a good splash of the pasta water and cover the fry-pan with a lid. Cook for 3-4 minutes (or until the cherry tomatoes begin to cook down)
Drain the pasta but put aside a cup full of the cooking water. Add the basil leaves to the sauce, along with the pasta and a splash of the cooking water.
Transfer to plates and top with the parmesan cheese and a few basil leaves if desired.