Spaghetti with capers, olives and granola crumbs: let’s prepare this great and especially easy dish together. Of course the real stars in this recipe are the granola crumbs.
Now I will tell you why granola goes perfectly with my spaghetti, and you’ll get some special cooking tips too!
- Granola for a special flavor
- Only the best for my spaghetti with capers and olives
- Now it is time for roasting
- Quick and tasty sauce with capers and anchovies
- White wine and stock make the sauce awesome
- Stop – one ingredient is missing!
- Dinner’s ready for my spaghetti with capers and olives
- Similar recipes on other websites:
- Cooking video to the recipe spaghetti with granola
- Recipe spaghetti with granola
Granola for a special flavor
Now I stop putting you on a rack and tell you the secret of my spaghetti granola dish.
Those who know me can say that I always try out new and crazy things in the kitchen. I tried many recipes including granola and every one of them was really good. Another example for a recipe with granola is my apple-granola strudel. So if you plan to cook a dinner with a granola theme, I already have a main dish and a dessert for you!
Only the best for my spaghetti with capers and olives
If you are in a hurry, just buy your granola in your nearest supermarket. There are so many different flavors that you will easily find a muesli you like. I ordered a special muesli from mymuesli.com that has the wonderful name “Almwiese” which means Alpine meadow.
At mymuesli.com you can order a muesli according to your taste – I think that’s a great opportunity!
My muesli contains many raisins and sultanas – they work great in combination with capers and anchovies.
Now it is time for roasting
First I roast my muesli with a dash of olive oil. Roast it for some minutes but watch out that it doesn’t get to dark. Now it already starts to smell amazing … yum!
When you are done the crumbs, put them in a bowl and set aside.
Since the sauce for the spaghetti doesn’t take much time to prepare, I already start boiling the pasta while I’m roasting the muesli.
The pasta should be al dente after about 8 minutes.
Quick and tasty sauce with capers and anchovies
Now I’m starting my delicious sauce. I cut the onions and the anchovies into small pieces. For browning I use the same pan that I used for the granola crumbs before. I roast the onions and anchovies in some oil to preserve the toasty aroma of the granola, then I add the capers and olives. In the meantime I cut the parsley and also add it to the pan. I add the parsley already at this point so the parsley flavor will be more intense.
White wine and stock make the sauce awesome
In the next step I deglaze everything with white wine and add some chicken stock. The sauce is ready now, you just have to season it with a little salt and chili. I let the sauce simmer until the spaghetti are al dente. If you think the sauce is too thick, just add more stock.
Stop – one ingredient is missing!
I almost forgot an important ingredient – the young garlic.
Young garlic is not used as often as regular garlic. It’s milder and works great with the capers and anchovies. I cut the garlic into small pieces (please don’t mash it or it will get bitter) and let it simmer in the sauce.
Cook the young garlic in the sauce – if you sear the garlic, it will get too spicy!
Dinner’s ready for my spaghetti with capers and olives
When the spaghetti are al dente, I strain them and mix them with the sauce. If you want a more intense flavor, let everything simmer together for a short time. Then I serve the spaghetti on plates. If you want to serve the spaghetti with a fork like I did, please watch my video.
Finally I spread the warm granola crumbs over the spaghetti and sprinkle with parmesan cheese. It looks gorgeous and smells delicious. I can’t wait to eat it!!! Have fun with cooking!
Similar recipes on other websites:
Katharina shows on her blog a recipe for spicy spaghetti with capers and anchovies. More here.
On “die see kocht” you also find a tasty recipe with capers and anchovies.
On the English website “food and wine” a nice version of my recipe is shown.