Spaghetti al Mezzogiorno
Spaghetti for the middle of the day—this is a southern Italian classic.
"This pasta recipe comes from an old southern Italian classic from my mother. It is a simple peasant pasta to be eaten with a hearty, crusty bread. Growing up in my family, we had this pasta only on holidays. On Christmas Eve, it was served with one small can of anchovies. Traditionally, seven different fishes are presented on Christmas Eve, ensuring good luck, health, and harmony in the New Year."
- 8 oz Dried Spaghetti
- ¼ cup Olive Oil
- 1 Green Bell Pepper
- 1 Red Bell Pepper
- 5 Garlic Cloves
- 2 oz Anchovy Fillets, Canned
- ¼ cup Chopped Parsley
- ½ cup White Wine, Moscato
- or ½ cup White Wine, Sauvignon Blanc
- 4 T Grated Romano Cheese
- or 4 T Grated Parmesan Cheese
- Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and place in a pasta bowl.
- Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add bell peppers and cook until very tender, about 15 minutes. Add garlic and anchovies, if using, and cook 30 seconds. Add parsley and wine; remove from heat.
- Spoon 3/4 cup of sauce over pasta and toss to blend. Place remaining sauce in a bowl to pass at the table with cheese. Serves 6.