Jamie Oliver’s Orecchiette with Raw Tomato Sauce

orecchietteThis is great, but it’s one of those dishes that’s only as good as the ingredients you put in. Think good olive oil and ripe tomatoes!”


500 g red and yellow cherry tomatoes, quartered
150 g black olives, stoned
6 anchovy fillets in oil, drained and finely sliced
1 clove garlic, finely sliced
extra virgin olive oil
400 g orecchiette pasta
1 spring fresh marjoram, oregano or thyme, leaves picked


Put the tomatoes into a large mixing bowl with the olives, anchovies and garlic. Add a few lugs of the best olive oil you can find, season to taste and gently stir together.

Cook the pasta in plenty of boiling salted water until tender, then drain and add to the mixing bowl. Stir it all together and let it sit for a minute or two, so the pasta starts to suck up all the lovely flavoured juices in the bowl. Stir again, check the seasoning and serve sprinkled with the marjoram, oregano or thyme leaves.

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