I am not, as a rule, much drawn to the sort of cookbook that has kooky drawings and an "as if written by hand" graphic style. But there are always exceptions, and this is one of them, simply because of the sheer number of must-cook recipes in it. Not only that, this book seems fired by genuine crusading enthusiasm and too many good ideas to be anything other than celebrated.
I almost chose the Grilled Meatball Sandwich for you today (and Korean-Style Short Ribs also nearly made it) but in the end I just could not be deflected from the Linguine with Anchovies, Parsley and Walnuts.
Linguine With Anchovies, Parsley, and Walnuts
From This Is A Cookbook: Recipes For Real Life by Max Sussman and Eli Sussman. Published by Olive Press, 2014.
This is definitely my favorite recipe for a quick-and-easy pasta with a lot of flavor. I love how the briny anchovies balance out with the richness of the walnuts and make a unified dish. I usually go for an extra pinch of red pepper flakes, too - Max.
¼ cup (1oz / 30g) walnuts
1lb (500g) dried linguine
2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
1 garlic clove, crushed but left whole
6 anchovy fillets
½ tsp red pepper flakes, or more to taste
¼ cup (¼oz / 7g) chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
Posted by Nigella on the 19th Jun 2014