Thursday, November 26, 2015

Erica's Kitchen: Angel Hair Pasta with Anchovy and Smoked Clams



People sometimes ask me how I come up with my recipes, and to be honest, sometimes it's purely out of necessity. For instance, it's time for me to make a grocery run and I have nada in my pantry except a few random things, I create something out of what I have- which is exactly what I did with this dish.

Last Thursday, my cousin was coming over for steak, but I wanted to make something else because I had just had steak the night before. I wanted pasta but realized I didn't really have that many ingredients in my kitchen anymore. So, I found a can of anchovies, a can of smoked clams that I usually use to make dip, a lemon that needed to be used ASAP, some angel hair pasta, a couple tomatoes and a handful of basil.

C'est Parfait. All I needed was some garlic and onions and voila, my happy meal :)

Ingredients:

1 can anchovies
1 can smoked clams
zest of one lemon
juice of half a lemon
5 cloves of garlic ( or more!), chopped
1 small red onion, chopped
tomatoes, chopped
basil, chiffonade
salt and pepper to taste
olive oil

It's so easy I won't even put a proper " How to'

Sautee garlic and onions in olive oil, throw in anchovies and smoked clams. Add
some salt and pepper. Throw in cooked pasta noodles and toss in the sauce with some lemon juice. Add tomatoes and basil, top with lemon zest and you are good to go!

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