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Peace, Love, and Pasta: Spaghetti Aglio e Olio with Anchovies


Spaghetti Aglio e Olio with Anchovies from page 67 of Scott Conant's recently released cookbook, Peace, Love, and Pasta, published by ABRAMS Books. 

In the introduction to this recipe Scott Conant wrote "If I had to pick one pasta to eat forever, this is it."  With a statement like that this recipe had to be amazing so even though my family dislikes fish in any form AND the fact that I have never even tasted an anchovy I decided to give this recipe a try.  

OH MY GOODNESS I'm glad I did! This recipe was fantastic with no overpowering (or even detectable) fishy taste.  The simple but flavorful sauce is just anchovies, garlic, and red pepper flakes sauteed in olive oil, tossed with cooked spaghetti and parsley, then topped with toasted breadcrumbs.  The entire recipe came together in less than 20 minutes and the entire family loved it.

I received a complimentary copy of Peace, Love, and Pasta by Scott Conant from ABRAMS Books as part of the ABRAMS Dinner Party in exchange for my free and unbiased review.

(13 WW SP on the Purple Plan. Points could be lowered by using less olive oil or with a smaller serving.)

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