This is my favourite pasta dish BY FAR. I feel like I'm in a villa on an Italian hillside every time I eat it. :P It's rich and salty, everything you want in an authentic Italian pasta dish. I say authentic because my Italian BFF's mom is the one who got me hooked on it many years ago - I just had to recreate a DF, GF version!
Disclaimer: the one cheese I do enjoy once in awhile is wild buffalo, so there is some wild buffalo asiago sprinkled in the photo. If you can have cheese, go for it but trust me - it's honestly even more delicious without.
What you need to make this dish:
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup diced anchovies (I use jarred)
1/4 cup pasta water
1 clove of garlic, minced
Gluten-free pasta of your choice, cooked according to package
Red pepper flakes (optional) and pepper, to taste
Fresh arugula for serving on (optional)
What you need to do to make this dish:
Cook pasta according to package
Dice your anchovies and add them to a frying pan with your butter on low heat.
Add minced garlic and black pepper to your pan. Stir frequently on the lowest heat setting.
Reserve 1/4 cup pasta water before your drain pasta.
When pasta is done cooking, add it to your pan with sauce, add your red pepper flakes and a bit of pasta water until everything reaches a creamy and buttery consistency. Serve on a bed of fresh arugala and enjoy!
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In good health,