Spaghetti Alla Disperata

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You are back home late and you have to dine. You open the fridge wondering why it is so hard to open. The answer strikes you immediately when the door is pushed open – the fridge is full of vacuum and it… sucks. So you need to arrange something… what’s there? A tomato is desperately fighting against mold. A not so expired mozzarella cheese… well let’s have a look at what you can cook.

This is, more or less, what happened yesterday evening. Here is the recipe I recovered from a book requiring exactly (lucky I am, isn’t it?) what I had in the fridge.

The name is Spaghetti alla Caprese, I named them Spaghetti alla Disperata (Desperation Spaghetti). For 4 people:

  • 400g spaghetti
  • 100g mozzarella cheese
  • 70g tuna
  • 2 fillet of anchovies
  • ground pepper
  • 6 black olives
  • 3 spoon of olive oil
  • 350 of tomatoes

Peel the tomatoes, cut into small cubes, and take the seeds apart. Put them in the saucepan where the olive oil is already hot. Cook the tomatoes for about 15 minutes occasionally stirring them.

Mix the anchovies and the tuna in a mortar (you can use a chopping board with a chopping knife instead). When the mixture is well blended add the olives cut in little parts.

Strain the past a bit early and put it with the tomatoes, add the fish/olive mixture and some ground pepper. Finally, add the mozzarella cut into small cubes.

Enjoy and then go shopping something for to eat tomorrow.

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