Spaghetti alla marinara recipe

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  • Serves 4
  • 15 mins to prepare and 15 mins to cook
  • 260 calories / serving
  • Healthy
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Cook the spaghetti in a large saucepan of boiling, salted water until 'al dente' usually 8-10 minutes. Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a large saucepan over a moderate heat and saute the garlic for 1 minute. Add the chopped tomatoes, sugar and seasoning and bring to a simmer.

Lower the heat and cook for 6-7 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the mussel meat halfway through the cooking, then the baby capers, chopped parsley and anchovy. Drain the spaghetti when ready and reserve some of the cooking water.

Add the the spaghetti with a little of the cooking water to the sauce and toss well. Adjust the seasoning if necessary and transfer to serving plates. Garnish with the capers and serve.

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  • Ingredients

  • 300g spaghetti
  • 400g canned chopped tomatoes
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 50ml olive oil
  • 1tsp sugar
  • 3-4tbsp baby capers, drained
  • 6-8 preserved anchovy fillets, drained and chopped
  • 100g mussel meat
  • 1tbsp parsley leaves, finely chopped
  • salt
  • pepper, to taste
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  • Calories
    260
    13%
  • Sugar
    4g
    4%
  • Fat
    15g
    21%
  • Saturates
    2g
    10%
  • Salt
    3g
    6%
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