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How to Eat Alone Recipes

Kitchen Cabinet Linguine (with anchovy, onions and spices)

Kitchen Cabinet Linguine (with anchovy, onions and spices)

by Julia Georgallis

4 months ago

In Episode 9, GIRLS MAKE FIRES, my guest, Rachel Belle asked me what my favourite thing to cook alone was - THIS IS IT! I've recently moved into my first proper home, as discussed in Episode 10 and I've been making this dish a lot recently. It's a really great kitchen cabinet staple, I guarantee you will have most of these things already in your cupboard (an onion, some garlic, some spices - it doesn't exactly have to be the ones I suggest - and some anchovies, if you are an anchovy aficionado). 

Makes: Honestly, out of all my recipes, this is the one that I think I consistently get right every time. 

Time: 20 minutes at the most

Faff Level: Very low, I'd say a 2. 


115 g linguine/spaghetti or any other skinny pasta

1 tin of anchovies 

1 clove of finely chopped garlic

Pinch of tarragon, sumac, ground coriander, cumin, onion/nigella seed, pepper, I'd also do a squeeze of lemon in there sometimes. 

Chopped fresh parsley 

1/2 a finely chopped red onion - if you hate anchovies or don't eat fish, make this into an onion pasta and use a whole, large onion

Optional grated parmesan (if you are forgoing the anchovy) 


1. Boil pasta.

2. While this is boiling, fry onions and garlic low and slow for about 5 minutes.

3. Add drained and chopped anchovies and all the herbs/spices. Fry low and slow until the ingredients get all melty and look a bit like cat food. 

4. Drain pasta, toss through sauce and garnish with some lovely chopped parsley and maybe a squeeze of lemon. If you have gone for the no-anchovy option and are using just onion, add parmesan. 



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