Spaghetti Alici E Mollica Dubai Copycat

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"1 Calabrian chili, I'm using roasted red pepper myself. This is my take on the recipe as it's hard to get ingredients here. This is one of the best recipes in Dubai and they do a topping of whole anchovies and more herbs, and lemon, I'm doing wedges."

Original is 4 servings
  • Spaghetti
  • Bread Crumbs
  • Sauce
  • Garnish


  • Serving Size: 1 (617.5 g)
  • Calories 728.8
  • Total Fat - 31.6 g
  • Saturated Fat - 4.5 g
  • Cholesterol - 9.6 mg
  • Sodium - 1646.4 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 99.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 2.9 g
  • Sugars - 2.9 g
  • Protein - 22.3 g
  • Calcium - 150.4 mg
  • Iron - 6.4 mg
  • Vitamin C - 37.6 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.7 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Very thinly slice one garlic clove and set aside.

Step 2

In a food processor, add the second garlic clove together with 2 tablespoons olive oil and blend until finely chopped.

Step 3

Add the bread and lemon zest and pulse the blender until coarse crumbs form.

Step 4

Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Step 5

Next: heat 1/4 cup of oil in a large pot over medium heat and cook the breadcrumb mixture, stirring often, until golden brown and crisp.

Step 6

This should take about 5 minutes.

Step 7

Transfer breadcrumb mixture to a bowl and set aside.

Step 8

Next: heat 1/4 cup olive oil in a pot over medium-low heat.

Step 9

Cook the sliced garlic, stirring occasionally, until golden.

Step 10

After around 1 minute, add the anchovies and red pepper or chili, and cook for around 1 minute, stirring until the anchovies are dissolved.

Step 11

Finally, add capers, olives and grape tomatoes to the pan, cook a bit and set aside.

Step 12

Meanwhile, cook pasta in a large pot of boiling heavily salted water, stirring occasionally, until almost al dente.

Step 13

Drain, saving 1/2 cup pasta water.

Step 14

Transfer pasta to the pan containing your sauce along with a bit of pasta cooking liquid.

Step 15

Cook for about 3 more minutes, tossing often to emulsify until pasta is coated and pasta is done to your liking.

Step 16

Remove from heat, add your chopped parsley and dill.

Step 17

Divide pasta among plates,

Step 18

Top with breadcrumb mixture.


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