Linguine with Anchovy and Walnuts

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 20 min
  • Active: 10 min
  • Yield: 6 servings
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1 pound linguine 

1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil 

1 teaspoon Calabrian chile paste, or more if desired 

1/2 teaspoon colatura di alici di Cetara or fish sauce 

1 anchovy fillet, finely chopped

1 cup freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano

1 cup baby arugula, roughly chopped or torn 

1/2 cup mint leaves, roughly chopped or torn 

1/2 cup walnuts, toasted and chopped 


  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Add the pasta and cook until al dente, 8 to 10 minutes. Reserve 1 cup of the pasta water and drain well.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the olive oil, chile paste, anchovy juice and anchovy fillet.
  3. Add the pasta, top with the grated cheese and toss well, adding enough reserved pasta water to create a sauce. Add the arugula, mint and walnuts, and toss well.

Cook’s Note

Colatura di alici di Cetara is an Italian anchovy sauce that can be found in specialty shops.