Lad's Pasta with Olive Oil & Garlic

Lad's Pasta With Olive Oil & Garlic Recipe

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This is one of my favorite dishes. I usually serve it as a side dish but it's great as a entree as well. I ADORE garlic and I ADORE anchovies so this makes me happy!
sometimes I add Pecorino Romano or Parmesan cheese,sometimes capers,just depends on what I'm serving with it.
I like the butter flavor in pasta,but it can be omitted.

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1 pound dried spaghetti or any pasta
1/4 c olive oil
8-10 fresh garlic cloves,finely chopped
4-5 anchovies or anchovy paste to equal this amount
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/2 c fresh parsley,minced
1 tablespoon butter
salt and pepper to taste


1Cook pasta in well salted boiling water according to directions for al dente. Strain and reserve some of the water.
In a saucepan,heat olive oil,saute garlic until light brown,add anchovies or paste,pepper flakes and cook until anchovies melt or 1-2 minutes if using paste.
Add about 1/2 c cooking water and boil until reduced to a slightly thicken sauce, stir in parsley. Add butter and swirl around pan until butter melts. Season to taste with salt and pepper

About Lad's Pasta with Olive Oil & Garlic

Course/Dish: Pasta Sides
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy