Spaghetti Aioli With Anchovies & Garlic (Spaghetti Aglio E O

"Hearty & Rustic Italian Pasta Dish... Always reminds me of Christmas Eve as growing up we did the traditional Italian "Feast of the Seven Fishes" NO MEAT Family Holiday Dinner. This was always a staple at that meal at my Grandparents House. This is also a quick recipe for a Friday during Lent. It goes great served with a Ceasar Salad & Garlic Bread!"
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  • Boil water for pasta.
  • Meanwhile, saute' garlic, oil, & garlic powder in saucepan over low-medium heat (must not burn the garlic or it is ruined as the taste goes bad & you have to start from scratch).
  • Set aside 4-5 anchovies and cut them into small pieces, reserve those for last step.
  • Take remaining anchovies in can & add them to garlic & oil saute' and break them into pieces as you stir them into pan. Stir frequently. Add dash of salt to taste.
  • Cook pasta as directed. Drain. Put into large pasta bowl. Add oil/garlic/anchovy mix as well as reserved anchovy pieces. Toss together & serve immediately.

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  1. Yvonne C.
    Made this dish according to the recipe and loved it! Then I got creative and added shrimp - WOW. Thanks, blondie.
  2. Debi810
    Excellent! My Mother in law and sister in law always made this, but could never give me a definitive recipe. Now I can make this too! Thanks
  3. Red Chef Mama
    Really good! Excellent! I've never had anything like this before. I have made spaghetti with butter and parmesan in it, this is soooo much better! Thank you!
  4. kolleen1021
    One of my all-time favorite ways to have pasta. I used whole wheat spaghetti and the extra nuttiness that imparted was excellent. This is simple, but elegant.
  5. adopt a greyhound
    Great pasta dish. I served it with Recipe #129345. It was a wonderful and filling meal.


<p>Born &amp; raised in Northern NJ and now live in the NJ suburbs of New York City. <br /><br />I grew up on all the traditional Italian meals from my Grandmother's kitchen. Holiday's were parades of food of all kinds, from main dishes to desserts, but mostly I remember Gram's traditional Italian dishes around the Holiday's surrounded by all of our family. <br /><br />I love to cook everything now. I find it great to experiment &amp; try new recipes. Most of all, I love to entertain &amp; host dinners with family, friends &amp; have Holidays at home with my terrific husband &amp; our four legged furry goofball bulldog! <br /><br />===================================== <br /><br />Spring 2008: I was picked for the Pick-A-Chef Spring 2008 Contest by a wonderful chef: Chef #166642 who made my Recipe #293174 and my Recipe #285517 and lastly, my Recipe #287338 <br /><br />The link to the cookbook from that contest is: <br /><br /><img src= border=0 alt=Photobucket /> <br /><br />===================================== <br /><br />July 2008: I was just Z-mailed that I was picked for My 3 Chefs 2008 Cooking Contest by: Chef #829183 who made my: Recipe #307814 <br /><br />She Z-mailed me the link to the cookbook from that contest: <br /><br /><img src= border=0 alt=Photobucket /> <br /><br /><img src= border=0 alt=Photobucket /> <br /><br /><br />=====================================</p>
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