A quick and amazing dish, one of my favourites.


  • 300 grams high quality dried fettucine

  • olive oil

  • approx 20 capers

  • approx 20 olives whole seeded ( i prefer kalamata)

  • anchovies to taste ( i use 8 to 10)

  • 2 cloves garlic finely sliced

  • 1 small red onion finely diced

  • dried chilli flakes to taste

  • 1 400 gm can of italian style dices tomatoes

  • dried oregano to taste

  • 1/2 cup shredded fresh basil

  • parmesan cheese


  • 1.

    Boil large pot of salted water and place fettucine in.

  • 2.

    In a frying pan on a medium heat put a generous amount of olive oil, anchovies, chillis, onion, and garlic and cook for a couple of minutes, until onion has softened and anchovies have melted into the sauce, while this is happening quickly muddle the olives in a mortar and pestle, before adding them and the capers to the frypan. Cook for another couple of minutes before adding the can of tomatoes and reduce till sauce thickens slightly.

  • 3.

    Drain pasta, add the dried oregano to sauce, add pasta to sauce and combine with sauce, add fresh shredded basil at last minute and serve in warm bowls with fresh grated parmesan cheese.


I sometimes add a little touch of red wine to this but it needs to be subtle so dont overdo it if you do :) enjoy!!!

Metric Converter

Tell us what you think in the comments below


Sign Out

Click to Rate

Join the Conversation

Please note, LifeStyle cannot respond to all comments posted in our comments feed. If you have a comment or query you would like LifeStyle to respond to, please use our feedback form.

0 0 0 0 0
Average Rating
0 comments • 0 ratings