Bucatini with peeled tomatoes and olives

To day I have been a little busy. Going to places and getting things done. When I arrived home it was already 2:30 in the after noon and I was so hungry, then I decided to make a simple but delicious, and spicy 15 minutes  pasta.


I have got the idea from one of my favorite blogs www.cookaround.com/ricetta/trofieallaligure . It is an original recipe from LIGURE. The pasta I was suppose to use was TROFIE but instead I have used BUCATINI, which in my opinion works as good.


The recipe calls for pecorino cheese. By all means go ahead and use that, I preferred not to.





yield –  4  servings


  • 3 pieces of anchovies
  • 1 garlic crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili pepper
  • handful of parsley
  • 1 leg leek cleaned and chopped
  • 2 cans peeled tomatoes(only the tomatoes,with out the juice, cut in half)
  • 4 pieces of sun dried tomatoes(cut in small size)
  • 2 tablespoons black olives
  • olive oil
  • salt(if necessary)


  • 400g/14oz dry bucatini pasta
  • salted boiling water


  • chopped parsley
  • pecorino cheese


  1. first boil the water for the pasta with enough salt
  2. heat the oil in a pan over medium heat add the anchovies and let them melt
  3. add the chili pepper , the garlic, the parsley and let cook for 2 minutes max. Take of the garlic before it gets burned
  4. now it is time to cook the pasta (useful tip: almost every time you cook a  dry pasta,depends on the type of the pasta, it is better to reduce the cooking time by 2-3 minutes. Then the cooking will be finished in the sauce)
  5. in the mean time put in the leek in the pan with a little bit of cooking water cover the led and cook till transparent and soft about 5 minutes
  6. add the peeled tomatoes, cover the pan and cook for 10 minutes
  7. at last add the olives and some more parsley
  8. I don’t think it needs more salt, cause the anchovies and the olives are salty enough but if you feel like it go ahead and use some . But always after you tasted it.
  9. by now the pasta should be done, drain it and mix it with the sauce immediately
  10. put the pasta on a plate, spread some pecorino cheeses, drizzle olive oil and ENJOY.


Author: myspicypasta

I'm Hirut, originally from Ethiopia and now living in Italy. I'm a happily married, a mother of one and professional assistant cook.

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