Spaghetti with Anchovies & Breadcrumbs
This one-pot RV-easy recipe uses mostly ingredients from the pantry and can be put together in the amount of time it takes to boil the pasta. It is filling, salty, spicy - with a wonderful anchovy flavor. Yes, there is a little bit of chopping/grating, but the dish comes together very quickly and is so yummy. The fish and cheese are salty; you shouldn't require additional salt.
½ pound dried spaghetti
¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
3-5 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon dried chile flakes
2 ounce tin anchovy fillets (packed in oil), drained and minced
½ cup coarse bread crumbs (or crushed croutons)
½ cup reserved pasta boiling water
½ cup finely grated pecorino (or parmesan) cheese
Handful fresh parsley leaves, minced
Boil pasta in salted water, according to package directions. Meanwhile, prepare the rest of the ingredients. Reserve ½ cup of the pasta water, then drain cooked pasta into a colander and let rest. Place the pot used to boil the pasta on a burner with a medium heat. Coat the bottom of the pot with the olive oil, add the garlic and stir for about one minute. Do not let the garlic burn. Toss in the dried chile flakes and anchovies. Continue stirring for another minute. Add bread crumbs. The bread crumbs will absorb the oil. Add the boiled pasta back into the pot, pour the reserved pasta water over and toss well. Toss again with the grated cheese. Divide onto two or three plates, garnish with chopped parsley and serve.