Pasta with anchovies is a Chinese inspired recipe. A traditional Chinese ingredient replaced with anchovies and angel hair pasta smashed with traditional Chinese mixture scallion, ginger, soy sauce and sesame oil. Hmmm….this is heaven.
Total Time: 15-20 Minutes
Prep Time: 5 Minutes
Active Cook Time: 10-15 Minutes
If I tell you that this is inspired by my mom’s traditional Chinese recipe, would that surprise you?
My mom used to make this dish with noodles as thin as angel hair with shrimp roe and topped it with scallion and ginger infused oil.
Funny that I was never a big fan of that dish because the kind of noodles she used. I still ate it because mom would not cook something extra if her children didn’t want to eat certain things on the dining table. If you didn’t want to eat, you were on your own.
Anyway, I was thinking of her and this dish one day. I knew that I never like the kind of noodle she used. But the shape and look of angel hair is the closest I could find to replace the original noodles and still keep its original look.
Anchovies may not be a very common ingredient in many households. But if you like the Chinese ginger and scallion flavors, you will be addicted to this pasta recipe.
I use anchovies because of the shrimp roe in the noodles my mom used to use in her original recipe. It gives the dish some flavor and scent from the sea. But do feel free to skip this ingredient.
Anchovy filet and anchovy paste can substitute each other. The paste is certainly easier to get the oil infused.
1 lb Angel Hair
6 Scallions (chopped; save about 1-2 tbsp for garnish later)
1/2 tsp Dried Ginger Powder
4 Anchovy Fillets
1/3 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 tbsp Superior Light Soy Sauce
2 tsp Superior Dark Soy Sauce
1 tsp Sesame Oil
1 pinch Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
2 tsp Salt (divided)
1 tbsp Canola Oil
1 pot Water
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