Pasta Burro e Alici Recipe

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Pasta burro e alici

A seemingly simple pasta dish that hides a profound complexity: an harmonious union occurs between the pungency of Cantabrian  anchiovies and the milky taste of the great French butter.

  • Author: Tommy Fratini
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 10 min
  • Total Time: 15 min
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: Italian


  • 360 gr Benedetto Cavalieri Spaghettoni (extra-long and thick spaghetti), Linguine are a good option too
  • 240 gr French sweet butter
  • 220 gr anchovies from Cantabrian sea in oil
  • Coarse salt


  1. As the spaghetti are boiling in plenty salted water…
  2. Melt the butter in a pan
  3. Add the anchovies, stir until they dissolve
  4. Drain the pasta and stir vigorously with the butter and anchiovies mixture
  5. Serve topped with a whole anchovhy


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