Pasta with Anchovies
My Dad loved this dish because he loved anchovies.
Every Italian makes it just a little different.
I actually had to measure all the ingredients because I always eyeball it.
1/3 cup oil
6 cloves thin sliced garlic
Zest of one lemon
One can of flat anchovies with the oil
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
Juice of the one lemon
1/2 cup fresh diced mint. Only use fresh.
One pound linguine
1 cup grated cheese
1/4 cup capers with the juice
Heat the oil and lightly brown the garlic
Cut the anchovies into thirds and add the anchovies with the oil from the can to the oil and garlic.
Cook on medium until the anchovies start to melt
Add the lemon zest and red pepper and cook for two minutes
Add the capers and mint and set aside
Boil the pasta in salted water
Drain and save one cup of pasta water.
Put the cooked pasta into the pan with the anchovies and mix well on medium heat
If it is too dry add 1/2 cup of the pasta water
Take off the heat
Add the lemon juice and cheese
Serve it with crusty bread and steamed broccoli
This dish can also be made with tuna