This is a delicious simple meal that is good any day, but is especially wonderful when you are tired and hungry and the pantry is bare!


1 pound pasta (shape of your choice!)
1 4-oz. can anchovy filets, chopped
2 large garlic cloves, sliced
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (more to taste)
Parmigiano Reggiano, grated


Step 1
Cook pasta in salted water following package instructions.

Step 2
Heat the olive oil in a pan on a medium heat. Add garlic and cook until fragrant and just starting to turn brown.

Step 3
Remove garlic pieces from oil and add chopped anchovies and with a wooden spoon, mash them until they are dissolved into the oil, then add the crushed red pepper reduce the heat and cook for another two minutes.

Step 4
Drain pasta and dress it with the anchovy sauce. Serve with a light drizzle of olive oil and the grated Parmesan or Romano cheese.

Step 5