I love this pasta. As a result of the olive paste has a powerful flavour, it’s best to serve it in small parts as a primary course. It’s essential to solely use good-tasting pitted olives, such because the Italian gaetas or the Greek kalamatas (I discover them pitted in some supermarkets).
pitted black olives 150g
anchovy fillets in oil 3, chopped
capers 2 tbsp, drained
garlic 2 cloves, crushed
rum 2-3 tbsp (elective)
additional virgin olive oil 5 tbsp
spaghetti or tagliatelle 400g
Put all of the olive paste elements within the meals processor and mix simply sufficient in order that the paste is barely tough fairly than too clean. Prepare dinner the tagliatelle in boiling salted water till accomplished al dente, then drain and blend rapidly with the paste.
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