Spaghetti With Chilli & Garlic Crumbs

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"Love the bread crumbs on this recipe. I like the lemon rind grated rather than thinly sliced."

Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (290.5 g)
  • Calories 489.6
  • Total Fat - 15.3 g
  • Saturated Fat - 2.2 g
  • Cholesterol - 2.4 mg
  • Sodium - 498.6 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 80.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.6 g
  • Sugars - 1.4 g
  • Protein - 16.2 g
  • Calcium - 89.5 mg
  • Iron - 4.5 mg
  • Vitamin C - 41 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.5 mg

Step 1

Place the bread in the bowl of a food processor and process until coarse breadcrumbs form.

Step 2

Use a zester to remove the rind from the lemon. (Alternatively, use a vegetable peeler to peel rind from lemon. Use a small, sharp knife to remove white pith from rind. Cut rind into very thin strips.) Juice the lemon.Heat 2 tablespoons of the oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Add breadcrumbs and cook, stirring continuously, for 2-3 minutes or until breadcrumbs are golden and crisp. Transfer to a plate.

Step 3

Heat the remaining oil in the pan over medium heat. Add the garlic, chilli and anchovies and cook, stirring, for 1 minute or until aromatic. Add lemon rind, juice and parsley leaves. Remove from heat.

Step 4

Meanwhile, cook the spaghetti in a large saucepan following packet directions until al dente. Drain well.

Step 5

Add the spaghetti to the garlic mixture and toss to coat. Add half the breadcrumbs and toss to coat.Spoon evenly among serving bowls. Sprinkle with remaining crumbs and serve immediately.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.


dienia b

i too used anchovy paste and seasoned bread crumbs went great with twiss's green beans

review by:
(26 May 2016)

Karen E

Easy and delicious, I could eat this every day! The lemon zest was a novel touch. I used a tip I once saw from someone else and used anchovy paste rather than anchovies, gave plenty of flavour and I enjoyed it. I adore spaghetti with breadcrumbs, and this particular one zings with flavour due to the wonderful addtions of garlic, lemon, fresh parsley, chilli and anchovies, definitely not one to be missed. I sprinkled parmesan on top simply because I like it, and a good grind of black pepper. Thank you, so glad I tried this excellent recipe, Ms Pia.

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(25 Nov 2014)