Pasta With a Anchovy, Spinach and Pine Nut Sauce
20 mins (prep 5, cooking 15)
13 ingredients
4 servings
This recipe actually originated from a collaboration between my girlfriend (who lives in Italy) and myself one night. She was visiting, and after spending the day at the beach we were starving. Well, other than a few pantry items, a couple of slices of a baguette, 1 fresh tomato and not much else this was the end result. We came up with this amazing angel hair pasta, frozen spinach, pine nuts (yes, I always have them in the freezer), of course some parmesan, and lastly anchovies (yes, I keep those too, I add them to many sauces). Well we made this pasta which was great, grilled the baguette and broiled the tomato slices with nothing more than a little balsamic, olive oil, s/p and fresh basil. Dinner was amazing and so was this pasta. Now this is a light pasta dish, but has so much flavor. I actually like to serve this as a side dish sometimes if you don't want to serve it as a main dish. It is great as a side with grilled fish like, Halibut, Cod, Tilapia or even grilled scallops. I like use a lemon, olive oil, salt and pepper marinade for the seafood to keep it simple which goes well with the pasta. Give it a try, I know you will really enjoy it. I never really liked anchovies until I tried them toasted or sauteed - they get nutty and sweet. This is literally a 20 minute great dish and serves 4 for a pretty good price. As I said, some fresh tomatoes, grilled bread and dinner in a hurry for family or friends.

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Serving Size (50.58 g)
Servings 4
Amount per Serving
Calories 335.55 Calories from Fat 327.87
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 36.43g 224.21%
Saturated Fat 8.65g 172.94%
Trans Fat 0.36g %
Cholesterol 23.85mg 31.8%
Sodium 72.08mg 12.01%
Total Carbohydrate 2.71g 3.61%
Dietary Fiber 0.82 g 13.09%
Sugars 0.75 g %
Protein 2.65g 21.18%
Vitamin A 283.25IU% Vitamin C 2.21mg%
Calcium 7.49mg% Iron 1.12mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
frozen leaf spinach, minced garlic, large shallot, grated parmesan cheese