Sunday, April 10, 2011

Spaghetti with a Tomato & Anchovy Sauce





Oh Oh Oh, I’m tired. Date night was fabulous but let’s face it…Parents don’t get to sleep in! So right about now I feel like whining to the world.


“HEY WORLD!!!! Can a girl get a nap around here?” *said with an Italian accent*


I have news for you, the world has no nap in store for me. I have quite the list of things to accomplish.









Jennifer's To Do List :

1. Grocery shopping
2. Teach Indigo how to tie her shoes
3. Watch America’s Funniest Home Videos
4. Drink a glass of wine
5. Pick up goldfish that are littering the living room carpet
6. Let the cat out…Let the cat in..Let the cat out….Let the cat in…
7. Drink a glass of wine, this is not a typo.

Told you it was a FULL day.









Ingredients:
Delightfully borrowed  from Rachel Ray
Jennifer's slightly altered {Printable Recipe}


• 1 pound thin spaghetti
• 1 medium red onion, coarsely chopped
• 1 red chile pepper, fresno, chopped
• 2 cloves garlic, grated
• 1/2 cup flat-leaf parsley
• 2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves
• 2 bay leaves
• 1 lemon, for juice
• 1/4 cup EVOO (extra-virgin olive oil)
• 6 anchovy fillets
• One 28-ounce can whole, peeled tomatoes









Directions:


Bring a pot of water to a boil, salt it, add the pasta and cook until al dente. Drain the pasta. Coat pasta with a little bit of Olive Oil.






Meanwhile, using a food processor, puree the onion, chile, garlic, parsley, thyme, bay leaves and lemon juice.








In a large saucepan, heat the EVOO, 4 turns of the pan, and the anchovies over medium-high heat until the anchovies melt. Add the onion-chile paste and stir for 3 to 4 minutes.









Add the tomatoes with juice, breaking up the tomatoes with a spoon. Cook the sauce until thickened, about 20 minutes. Toss the spaghetti with the sauce.


Now eat this up and then go take a nice long nap for me, just don’t tell me about because I would then become insanely jealous and ….yawn, snore…*eyes closing*




41 comments:

Rick said...

Anchovies are so good and no one likes them! I would eat this in a second.

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Very flavorful and so enjoyable!

Cheers,

Rosa

Michael Toa said...

Love anchovies in tomato sauce. My kind of dish. Yum! Good luck with the list :)

Yummy Mummy said...

Anchovies contribute SUCH wonderful flavor to sauces. It's a shame so many people are squeemish about them. I am glad to see you are not one of them, and glad you have wine x 2 on your list ;)

Design Wine and Dine said...

This looks so frekin good I can't control myself! My husband and I were just dicussing how difficult having young kids is...we are BOTH so super tired. Guess what I'm enjoying right now too...yup a glass of Chardonay...it's the simple things right!?

aipi said...

A platter full of comfort n flavors- nice bright pictures!
US Masala

Fun and Fearless in Beantown said...

I just purchased a tin of anchovies and this recipe looks like a great way to use it!

scrambledhenfruit said...

Hope you got your nap in today! This looks delicious- I love the anchovies! :)

Tamara said...

this is really great! I love the plate you used, it's beautiful

Marina said...

I love love love this recipe!! I am so hungry now :D

Alessandra said...

Real spaghetti time for a busy mum!!! And they go well with wine :-)

ciao
Alessandra

Annie's Dish said...

My son and I really love anchovies and I think we would both really love this. I don;t think they would be overpowering, just right. I wonder how the sauce would be tossed with spaghetti squash instead of pasta?

Jay said...

so tasty n fullfilling...can t take my eyes off your gorgeous clicks..
Tasty Appetite

Jenn said...

Ok, that's why I couldn't get a nap in this weekend either... wine and cats!!! :)
The pasta looks lovely...I'd kill for a plate right now!!

Roz from 'la bella vita' said...

I've got to add some 'chovies to my sauces (when I'm dining alone, since hubby hates them, sigh). You sure had a full day! WOWZA! Hope you get that well-deserved nap!

Bo said...

lol...the glass of wine should be a priority...The pasta sounds just great!

Daisy said...

what a unique sauce! love the to-do list!

Natalie Suarez said...

YUM!! i love this! :)

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Xinmei @ Pudding Pie Lane said...

The sauce looks amazing!
I can imagine how tiring it must be to do all of these things and keep a blog going! You deserve the wine :) (plus some chocolate, too!)

Carolyn said...

I'm with ya! With three kids, there is always someone getting up early when I want to sleep in. Great spaghetti recipe, though.

A SPICY PERSPECTIVE said...

Sounds like you need a dog to eat of the fishy crackers! I love anchovies in pasta dishes. They give such a rich flavor. Mmmm!

Susi's Kochen und Backen said...

Looks absolutely delicious and would be perfect with a nice big glass of wine or two!

rebecca said...

i have to admit.... anchovies freak me out, but i like the flavor they give. i just don't think i'd be able to actually add it to the recipe. YUCK.

Angie's Recipes said...

Love anchovy sauce! I would love a glass of Chianti with this flavoursome pasta dish.

Carrian said...

gosh, I really need to teach Peyton to tie her shoes! Dangit!

Mary said...

My invitation arrived too late for me to have dinner with you :-). This looks like quite a feast. I love anchovies so I would have had second helpings for sure. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Leesha said...

anchovies?? Oh yum! So unique and different!

MaryBeth said...

Wow..the flavor in this dish is amazing.

Allison said...

I've never tried anchovies, but your pictures look so good that I may have to try them! Enjoy your wine!

Pacheco Patty said...

Okay, my second attempt to get over here and check out your pasta today;-)
You are so creative, I just love your blog and this pasta is making me so hungry right now, good thing I'm going out for Italian food tonight, I know what to order;-)

Sue said...

I've never had anchovies, but I think this dish would be a good initiation!

teresa said...

love those flavors! good luck getting that nap in, i understand the need!

Susan said...

#6 happens at my house every day! :D That spaghetti looks fabulous. I was just reading something about using anchovies because of the wonderful flavor they add to a dish.

PALATABLE said...

Tempting clicks and looks so flavorful and yummy! Have a great day ahead...

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Kris Ngoei said...

Mouth watering snap of spaghetti! Let's eat and take a nap :-))))))))

Rosemary said...

I love chovies! And naps. (Grandmas get to have naps.)

Lizzy said...

You take the most beautiful photos!!! This pasta looks amazing...I'd love this for dinner tonight :)

Maranda said...

What a beautiful looking pasta and sauce. I hope you got through your day okay. Good thing you had the wine to help...

Allison said...

Oooh this looks yummy! I'm using anchovies more and more lately. Just put them on some pizza last night, and was amazed at how much good flavor they add! Hope you accomplish your list!

Chris said...

This looks like a good one for me to help use up the anchovy paste I have in the fridge.

Haley McAdams said...

I love spaghetti since I was a child. My mom always cooks me, my brothers and my sister whenever it's our birthday or other special occasions that needs celebrating. Thanks for sharing this recipe. Now I can cook for my mom. I'll definitely make this before I get my ISO 22000 Training.