Linguine with white onion and anchovy sauce

The ingredients in this pasta sauce are very simple and it takes less than half an hour to make but it still packs quite a flavour punch. I’ve usually got packs of linguine, onions, garlic and canned anchovies in my store cupboard so I can whip up this homely, comforting dish anytime without really having to plan ahead. It’s a good budget-conscious recipe for these straightened times that really tastes delicious. Enjoy!

linguine with onion and anchovy sauce

Serves 2

  • 250g linguine
  • 2 tbsps light olive oil
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, crushed into a paste
  • 1 tin of good quality anchovy fillets – approx 8 anchovies/140g tin finely chopped
  • 250ml chicken stock
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • Small bunch of curly parsley, finely chopped
  • Optional: 1 tbsp grated Pecorino cheese to serve

To make…

  • Heat the olive oil in a large pan. Sauce the onions and garlic over a medium heat for 10 to 15 minutes until they are soft and golden.
  • add the chopped anchovies. They should dissolve into the onion mixture but you can break them up with the back of a wooden spoon.
  • Add the chicken stock. Stir and reduce by two thirds.
  • Bring a pot of boiling salted water to boiling point and cook the linguine for 8 minutes.
  • Add the linguine to the sauce and loosen with a tablespoon or two of the pasta water.
  • Stir in the chopped parsley and season with black pepper. It shouldn’t need more salt.
  • Serve in warmed bowls. Add some grated Pecorino cheese if you prefer.

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