Spaghetti alla siciliana

Spaghetti alla siciliana: ready in 5 minutes, with all South scent. easy Recipe.

Spaghetti alla siciliana: a simple recipe, indeed very simple, and by surprising speed. Is’ a penniless but sauce contains many ingredients symbol of Sicilian culinary culture, which is made of poor but tasty items, that combined together give each time a minor miracle of taste. This, in Sicilian, It's called pasta with ' anciove and muddica ', that is, with anchovies and breadcrumbs, who are the two fixed plate ingredients. Then, from time to time, the peasants were what they had in the pantry: I added sundried tomatoes, Capers, parsley and almonds. Is’ a peasant recipe, but very yummy and I think represents perfectly my land. Do not miss all my SICILIAN RECIPES, from traditional and notes to those you find preserved only in the Sicilian houses

Not surprisingly I leave you today with a recipe of my land, because I'm about to leave for Sicily for a tour organized by Eden Hotels. A slow journey and on a human scale that will cross the island through the path, and then the feeling of the time that passes, perfumes, the details of my wonderful land. Through the Sicilian culture, that sweeps through the ages and places in Magna Greece to Arab rule, and of course through the food. That Sicily is itself culture, tradition and history, one of the moments that best represent us.

I will share with you my experience live on Instagram, Facebook, Google + and Twitter. Then I will tell all in a travel itinerary between Agrigento, Licata, Niscemi, Monterosso and Ragusa Ibla, with so many recommendations on how to visit Sicily so slow’ and conscious. I can't wait to start to go home.


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  • 360 grams of spaghetti
  • 8 anchovy fillets in oil
  • 8 sundried tomatoes in oil
  • parsley, to taste
  • almonds and roasted, to taste
  • a slice from 120 grams of bread
  • a handful of capers
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • extra virgin olive oil, to taste


Finely chop the parsley, desalinize the capers under water and roughly chop dried tomatoes. Put olive oil in a frying pan (the right, do not hold back but not exaggerated) and garlic, heat over low heat and, When the oil is hot and you will begin to feel smell of garlic, Add the anchovies in oil. Raise a little’ the heat and stir until the anchovies have dissolved, then add half the parsley, capers and Sun-dried tomatoes. Cook for one minute on medium heat and put aside.

Coarsely chop the bread, both the Crumb is the crust, and fry it in a pan with a little olive oil until golden and crisp.

Boil the pasta and drain it al dente, then mantecarla in the pan with the sauce and a little’ of the cooking water. Join the rest of the chopped parsley, ground black pepper, some’ toasted almonds and bread crumbs.

Serve the pasta garnished the dish with the remaining almonds and bread crumbs, and Bon Appetit!

THE PAIRING: The white wine that we suggest to match this recipe won the Oscar del vino 2015. Is’ a Chardonnay, produced in Sicily by the company Tasca d'almerita: It's called Scafani County Chardonnay “Vigna San Francesco". The vines are planted about 500 meters of altitude, the grapes are harvested in August and fermented in French oak barrels, still aged for eight months in barrels and, subsequently, in bottles for six months. Is’ a wine that smells of tropical fruit and vanilla; the taste is soft and smooth. In this recipe, bride both toasted almonds, both the flavor of tomatoes, anchovies and capers. To try.

Spaghetti alla siciliana

Spaghetti alla siciliana

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Fiora 18 October 2017 at 17:22

ADA that good that must be this paste…I generally make it to Syracuse with anchovies and Garlic Breadcrumbs of course what I do with the bread the right one …but with the addition of capers and Sun-dried tomatoes must be hot and then almonds…# wow…Thank you will do it in my cooking classes…Americans love the anchovies

Ada Parisi 19 October 2017 at 11:35

Thanks Fiora, try it, I'm sure it will please you and the Americans. In fact the dough as you call it at Syracuse…. A hug, ADA

barbare July 3, 2015 at 18:20

First of all congratulations for the tour that you're about to start, I will follow you with pleasure. Is’ an experience I'd like to do, Immerse yourself in the culture of a people is exciting and evocative. In Calabria are spaghetti “anchovies and moddica”: savory!

Hedwig July 3, 2015 at 16:14

Very good as all your dishes but always take note of what I like more but I do them if I have to open the stove too hot pretty fast :-((
I did yesterday chickpea (in box) I just switched to fast paced FRY cipolotti celery, Salt, two small calamari. Removed, toss the chickpeas with their liquid, papá, 5 minutes.
Left there and when lukewarm smoothies. A dash of anchovy sauce, squid cut, toasted bread slice Pan away with them with a tad bit of oil. We had two dinners. Ahahaha ciaoooooo Kiss

Ada Parisi July 3, 2015 at 16:16

My dear Hedwig, aside from that the hummus was supposed to be great, in any case this paste can be prepared in less than 2 minutes, so no excuse even on lighting the stove! I kiss you. ADA

Salvatore Calabrese July 3, 2015 at 10:33

I will follow you for a few years through your emails. Your recipes are delicious especially when it comes to your Sicilian and passion for our land. Good return home. A warm greeting. Salvatore

Ada Parisi July 3, 2015 at 11:11

Hello Savior, you made me a compliment beautiful. I love Sicily, I hope you see, and I try to put a pinch in everything I do. I like to think that the combination of several ingredients in a pot is the mirror of us Sicilians, the result of the various dominations, several stories, they have merged into a beautiful harmony. Thanks again, ADA

Mila July 3, 2015 at 09:04

Wonderful this recipe, and then it can also be used to flavor a pasta salad!!!

Ada Parisi July 3, 2015 at 11:12

Hi Mila dear! Thanks! And Yes, I love her very cold: the flavors explode and balance even better. A sincere hug, Thanks. ADA


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