Anchovies, Caper Berries and Cherry Tomatoes….oh my!

When I lived in Eritrea I remember walking in, hungry, on our cleaner, cooking in the kitchen. It smelt incredible. She made me a plate, and it tasted even better.

It was spaghetti with anchovies, garlic, breadcrumbs. And that’s it. My mother laughed when she heard how much I had liked it – it was so simple!

Ever since, this has been one of my go-to comfort foods (after scrambled eggs and pasta with butter and parmesan, of course). I’ve improved it somewhat, however. Here is the recipe, with the most atrocious photos (I sincerely have no idea why they came out so badly)


Sizzle the garlic with some olive oil in a seriously non-stick pan. Add the anchovies.


The anchovies will start to disintegrate


Now add the cherry tomatoes, sliced


When they’re hot and frying, add the slices of caper berries. I love caper berries, and imho they’re less aggressive than capers buds and give that extra crunch that is always appreciated


when everything is mixed and cooked (not soggy!) add the breadcrumbs and parsley, stir well for about a minute and remove from the heat


Strain the pasta and add it to your sauce…


Et voila! Done. Are you ready to taste one of my favourite pastas?!



About Full Of Daisies

I am permanently in love. Things I like: purple, pasta, silk, autumn, the smell of mould, candles, cachi, having friends, water, new things, rice, eggs (all eggs!), fresh grass, olive trees, shiny things, glitter, hanging objects, windcatchers, wind, couscous, wasabi, carnivores, presents, snow, leaves, orchids, feathers, cappelletti, meat, fruit (all fruit), more del gelso (Morus alba L.), pigs, candles, christmas, polenta fritta!, separating egg whites from yokes in my hands, cartoons, dragons, the ocean, nudibranchi, cows, mercury (the metal), cosmos (the flowers), thunderstorms, Mika, turtles, acquariums, green and blue (mixed), siccamores, spring, snails, 24, porc with a sweet sauce (apple, cranberry, tomatoes jam), looking at a swimming pool upsidedown and underwater, english accent, open-minded people, driving, blue skies, checkered tablecloths, butterflies, books and cartoons in rhyme, painting eggs, the star-shadows that football players have, silver, laughing, Vivaldi, bells and chimes, white and purple, creating. Complete Happiness: Early morning. Sun, with a breeze; a pond with water lilies. A house, with a garden, full of plants. A vegetable patch, lemon, orange and mandarin trees. Cosmos everywhere. Birds in the trees; a tortoise eating the salad from the vegetable patch; a mammal (I couldn’t decide which one would make me happier) close by. No houses for as far as the eye can see. Me, a man that loves me and that I love. Friends coming over for a lunch that I have to prepare, and have all the ingredients for all ready in the kitchen.


  1. Looks and sounds amazing. I’m looking forward to making this. Thanks.


  2. Pingback: When there are no anchovies at home | Full Of Daisies

  3. Looking forward to making this! I LOVE capers & anchovies!


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