Anchovy + Tomato Pasta

  • good pasta(not supermarket branded)
  • 2 tsp chilli powder
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 onion
  • 250g creamed tomatoes
  • 4 anchovies
  • 4 chestnut mushrooms
  • around 10 green beans

I remember doing this recipe on the roof of hotel in Goa. We had a bambo shack set up with a few mattresses and a gas stove. It was so hot we could wear just shorts through out the night. I think we were paying around £7 a month to stay there, still can’t believe it.Anyway, I got this recipe down whilst eating in on the the cheap. Haven’t changed it since.


  1. Chop the onion and garlic fine.
  2. Chop the mushrooms into 3rds, (yes that’s right- its the best shape)
  3. Chop the ends of the beans and cut in half
  4. Add the onion to a hot frying pan with oil for a min then add the garlic for another 2min
  5. Stir in the mushrooms for 2min
  6. Add the cream tomato, chilli, beans, salt+pepper
  7. Leave to simmer with lid on for 20min. Stir occasionally, add water/creamed tomato if it gets too thick.
  8. Serve on good pasta
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