pasta sauce with capers and anchovies
Added by ritacooksitalia | Fri 16 Mar 2012 @ 01:39
I cook this pasta sauce very often. It takes only five minutes to prepare the ingredients and, when the sauce is ready, the flavours are deliciously intense.
SERVES 4, PREP 5 MINUTES, COOK 1hr
8 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
8 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed
1 heaped teaspoon of capers in salted water (15 capers circa)
1 fresh chilli
2 x 400g peeled plum tomatoes (cans)
300 ml water
1 tsp sugar
320 g spaghetti
flat leaf parsley, roughly chopped
Heat the oil in a large saucepan and add the garlic. Fry over a medium heat for 1 minute, then lower the heat and add the capers, anchovies and chilli.
Cook, stirring, for a further 2 minutes until the garlic is soft and golden brown.
Add the peeled plum tomatoes, roughly crushed. Add the water and season with sea salt and sugar.
Cover and bring the sauce to the boil (2-3 minutes), uncover the saucepan and cook over a medium- high heat for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
After 10 minutes, lower the heat and simmer for 45 minutes or until the water is completely evaporated and the sauce has thickened.
Serve sprinkled with freshly chopped flat leaf parsley.