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Incredible 5 Ingredient Tasty Pasta

Ingredients
  • Fresh Pasta (I Use Orecchiette But Use Anything You Want)
  • Large Chunk Of Fresh Parmesan
  • 8 Small Tinned Anchovies
  • 3 Cloves Of Garlic
  • 2 Zucchinis (Corgettes)

I normally do recipes here that have no more than 7 recipes and only take 20 minutes to cook but I thought I’d take things to another level and cut the number of ingredients to a tiny 5. It also takes less than 15 minutes to cook and you lose absolutely nothing in flavour. Home fucking run if ever there was one. The only worry that many of you will have is the anchovy fillets as I’m sure you are worrying about them and presuming you don’t like them? Relax because they are probably in loads of other stuff you actually like (Caesar salad dressing for example) and they get all smashed up here and pulp in to the sauce. You wouldn’t have a fucking clue they were in there once the sauce is finished and they are essential for the overall taste. So whip out your 5 ingredients and get cooking this savage pasta which is the real deal!

Instructions

Step 1

So if you can't manage to gather these 5 ingredients up you have serious issues. Many people run out of things to do with the corgettes (Zucchinis) but they are gorgeous in this.

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Step 2

Peel the garlic. When it is nice and red like that it means it is in season and has loads of flavour.

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Step 3

Chop the shit out of it and make it as small as you possibly can

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Step 4

Heat a fuck load of olive oil up in a a large pan. Don't be shy as it forms the base of the sauce.

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Step 5

Over a really nice slow heat fuck in your garlic and your anchovies.

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Step 6

Stir them around and bash the shit out of the anchovies as you do with the wooden spoon. You want them to get in to a sort of a rough paste.

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Step 7

Unusual step now in that you are going to grate all of your zucchini (corgette).

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Step 8

Keep the sauce stirred and make sure it doesn't start burning. The flavours going around the house now should be absolutely fucking savage and have probably attracted a small crowd!

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Step 9

Turn the heat up a little and fuck in the corgette (zucchini)

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Step 10

Put the pasta in to boiling water. I used fresh orecchiette because it holds the sauce really nicely but any pasta will do.

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Step 11

Grate a shit load of parmesan cheese.

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Step 12

You dont need to cook the sauce for more than 2 - 3 minutes on that nice medium heat. More warming it all up than cooking.

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Step 13

When the pasta is cooked lash it in to the pan with the sauce. This is crucial to coat it all

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Step 14

Fuck in the grated cheese/

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Step 15

Stir the whole thing together so as everything is evenly coated

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Step 16

Serve it up nice and simple. You could extend the recipe in a million different ways by adding herbs, more veg or meat and fish but I like the simplicity of it all and it tasted fucking savage!

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So incredibly that is it. This is one of those recipes that you look at and you think it couldn’t possibly have much taste but it is absolutely packed with it despite being a veggie option and having so few ingredients. You have to trust yourself with the simple flavours and the real beauty is you just fuck it together in less than 15 minutes when you get home from work so you are not killing your whole evening slaving over the stove. Give it a lash and see what you think. Gorgeous.

Written By

Niall Harbison

Niall founded Lovin' Dublin with a few fairly simple aims: discover new places to eat in Dublin and share simple recipes cooked up in his kitchen.

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