This Spicy Penne Pasta with Anchovies, Capers & Black Spanish Olives is truly a sensational dish, it´s loaded with so many different layers of flavors, easy to make and done in 30 minutes. This pasta is the perfect mid-week dinner or weekend dish when you want big flavors but don´t have a ton of time to cook.
Thinly slice 3 cloves of garlic, deseed a spicy pepper and finely chop it, thinly slice a 1/4 cup of black pitted Spanish olives, roughly chop 10 anchovy fillets and reserve a 1/4 cup of capers
Fill a stock pot 1/2 way with water, season generously with sea salt, add a drizzle of extra virgin Spanish olive oil and heat it with a high heat
Heat a non-stick frying pan with a medium heat and add 2 tablespoons of extra virgin Spanish olive oil, about 1 minute later add the slices of garlic and spicy pepper and mix with the oil, 2 minutes later add the 1/4 cup of capers and cook for an additional 2 minutes, then add the slices of black olives and chopped anchovies and mix everything together, then add 1 can of diced tomatoes, season with sea salt, freshly cracked black pepper, a pinch of white sugar and a 1/2 teaspoon of dried parsley, mix everything until it´s well combined and lower the fire to a low heat
Once the water begins to boil add 2 cups of whole wheat penne pasta and cook until al dente (mine was 9 minutes), drain the pasta and add it to the pan with the sauce, mix it all together until well combined, remove from the heat and garnish with freshly chopped parsley, enjoy!