Feb 18, 2012

Spaghetti with dried chilli and pangritata (from Jamie Oliver book)

original recipe and text from Jamie Oliver - The Return of The Naked Chef book
Pangritata is great, It's basically fried or toasted breadcrumbs in garlic oil. In Italy, pangritata was once used as a substitute for Parmesan, which some people couldn't afford. It gives a dish an excellent texture and crunch and, if made well, great flavour. 

serves 4
455g/1lb dried spaghetti, the best you can get
6 tablespoon extra virgin oil
2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
16 anchovy fillets (I didn't use thism substituet it with mushrooms)
juice of 2 lemons
2 small dried red chillies, crumbled

for the pangritata
8 tablespoon olive oil
1 clove of garlic, sliced
1 good handful of fresh thyme, leaves picked
200g/7oz fresh breadcrumbs
salt and freshly ground black pepper

First make the pangritata. Put the olive oil into a hot thick-bottomed pan. Add the garlic, thyme, and breadcrumbs; they will fry and begin to toast. Stir for a couple of minutes until the breadcrumbs are really crisp and golden. Seaon with a little salt and freshly ground black pepper and drain on kitchen paper.

Cook the spaghetti in salted boiling water until al dente. While it is cooking, put the oil and garlic in a pan and heat gently. As the garlic begins to soften, lay the anchovy fillets over the top. After a minute you will see them begin to melt. Squeeze in the lemon juice and sprinkle in the dried chillies. Toss in the drained spaghetti and coat it in the sauce. Taste a bit of pasta - it may need a little more lemon juice and a little extra seasoning. Serve straight away, sprinkled really generously with the pangritata. 

Vie's Result :
Vie's Notes: This is pretty much an easy yet delicious dish to make. It has this wonderful sensation of the crunchiness of the pangritata and in the other hand the chewy and moist from the pasta.


Mei めい said...

looks yummy , wanna try it :9


Cliff Tuna said...

Wow I wish I had a sister like you who can cook me delicious foods hahaha! :D

Sue Lyn said...

oh man im so hungry!! *runs off to kitchen! * <3

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Kitchen Riffs said...

Looks like a great dish. I love spicy pasta - and I love anchovies, so I'd definitely use them (they lose their fishy flavor when you cook them). Never tried pangritata, though - great idea. Thanks for this.

Bonnie said...

I love all kinds of spaghetti. Count me in!

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Yessica said...

Ya ampun, Vi! baru liat blog food-mu ini. Hahaha. Look so yummy! Mau coba buat juga ah. ahahahhaa, lagi suka masak juga nih lately. Thanks for sharing yah. ;)

elleandjess said...

Omo! *lari ke dapur*

Stephani Janet said...

Vie, i'm in class while opening your food blog. I'm so hungry right now. This looks so good!
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Julian Tanoto said...

wow, that looks nice, thanks for sharing ! :D

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Izabela Majkut said...

Ohh no ! I'm on the diet and here I see such delicious spagetti :(


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fizz said...

wow this looks amazing! a little less fatty without parmesan. i hate anchovies too so will probably substitute with something...maybe chicken! definitely gonna bookmarkt his and give it a try.



Anonymous said...

This sounds and looks so good! Can't beat a Jamie Oliver recipe :-)

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Marla Singer said...

you make me starving in the middle of the night! i'm a fan of spaghetti <3


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Wynne Prasetyo said...

nice! i love Pasta and this defnitely looks YUM.