Anchovy and Caper Pasta

anchoy-caper-pastaWho says cooking has to be labor-intensive? Preparing filipino dishes can entail so much preparation and if you are feeling lazy, there are alternatives like easy to cook recipes that are just as delicious. I got invited to a Dona Elena Cuisenra Club cooking demo on “Easy to Cook Recipes” at the Podium last saturday with a presentation of 3 easy to cook recipes. Even your teenage kids or siblings can prepare this pasta dish. I have prepared a similar pasta in the past and my kids loved it. This attractive dish can also be great for parties or when you suddenly have surprise guests. You don’t need to call fastfood chains to deliver food to your home.


1/4 cup Dona Elena Pure Olive Oil
10 pieces Garlic cloves, peeled
1 Tablespoon Chili flakes (dried)- this is optional if you don’t like spicy dishes
20 pieces Dona Elena Anchovy Fillets (you can substitute with spanish sardines)
2 cups Cherry tomatoes, cut in half
1/4 cup Dona Elena Capers, drained.
To taste salt and pepper
250 grams Penne Pasta
for garnish, parsley chopped


1. Heat the olive oil in a small pot. Add the garlic and chilies. Cook the garlic until it becomes soft and golden brown.

2. Add the anchovies and stir until the fillets break down.

3. Add the Cherry tomatoes and capers then cook until tender about 5 minutes.

4. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

5. Mix the sauce with the pasta and add a little water if pasta is too dry.

6. Garnish with chopped parsley and parmesan cheese.

Yield: 3 to 4 persons

4 thoughts on “Anchovy and Caper Pasta

  1. Jenny

    I love your blog! Its very inspirational. Im trying to learn and become a good cook. I notice that your site is very informational and I visit it almost everyday. I will try your recipes and will cook your stuff one by one, at least the ones I love to eat.

  2. zenaida

    I love your site. I think its fantastic. Hope you keep it up.
    .-= zenaida´s last blog ..Plain New York Cheese Cake Recipe =-.

  3. Cris Jose

    Hi, I’ve been following your blog for quite sometime now…and have downloaded some of the recipes here that I would want to try… I’ll definitley try this one… btw… I think you have a typo… that is 1/4 cup of capers right? and not 14? Thanks and more power! ­čÖé

  4. Marc

    Looks like a nice recipe. Went to Iloilo supermart and nearly choked when I saw the price of Dona Elena Anchovy Fillets – 440 php for the can !!!!

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