Spaghetti Aglio e Olio with Anchovies

Preparation info
  • Serves

    4 to 6

    • Difficulty


Appears in
Peace, Love, and Pasta: Simple and Elegant Recipes from a Chef's Home Kitchen

By Scott Conant

Published 2021

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If I had to pick one pasta to eat forever, this is it. When it’s done properly, the purity of the flavors is something really special. It doesn’t even truly have a sauce: The pasta is just lightly coated with garlic and anchovies, which are bound to it by the emulsified oil and starchy pasta-cooking water. This is a real, traditional pull-it-out-of-your-pantry type of dish, so I would even discourage you from substituting fresh pasta for the dried that is called for. My big tip: Use the big