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You Can Make This Tasty Pasta Using Just 5 Ingredients

Ingredients
  • Fresh pasta
  • Large chunk of fresh parmesan
  • 8 small tinned anchovies
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 2 zucchinis (courgettes)

Instructions

Step 1

So, if you can't manage to gather these five ingredients up, you have serious issues. Many people run out of recipes for their courgettes (zucchinis,) but they're delicious in this.

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Step 2

Peel the garlic. When it's nice and red like that it means it's in season and has loads of flavour.

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Step 3

Chop the life out of it and make it as small as you possibly can.

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Step 4

Heat a load of olive oil up in a a large pan. Don't be shy, as it forms the base of the sauce.

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Step 5

Over a really nice slow heat, add your garlic and anchovies.

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Step 6

Stir them around and chop the anchovies up with the wooden spoon. You want to mix them into a sort of rough paste.

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Step 7

Grate all of your zucchini (courgette).

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Step 8

Keep the sauce stirred and make sure it doesn't start burning. This should smell great!

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Step 9

Turn the heat up a little and throw in the courgette (zucchini).

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Step 10

Add the pasta to some boiling water. I used fresh orecchiette because it holds the sauce really nicely, but any fresh pasta will do.

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Step 11

Grate a load of parmesan cheese.

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Step 12

You don't need to cook the sauce for more than two or three minutes on a nice medium heat. You're more warming it than cooking it.

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Step 13

When the pasta is done, chuck it into the pan with the sauce. This is crucial to coat it all.

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Step 14

Add the grated cheese.

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Step 15

Stir the whole thing together so everything is evenly coated.

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Step 16

Serve it up nice and simple. You could extend the recipe in a million different ways by adding herbs, more veg or meat and fish, but I like the simplicity of it all and it tastes great!

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Written By

Niall Harbison

Niall founded our sister site Lovin' Dublin with a few simple aims: discover new places to eat in Dublin and share simple recipes cooked up in his kitchen.

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