Drunken Spaghetti was originally published in my second cookbook, “Celebrate Everything!” Copies are available for purchase on Amazon and through my website: www.cateringbydebbicovington.com

Drunken Spaghetti (Spaghetti Ubriachi)

Flavorful, fast and delicious. A pleasure for all the senses.

3 cups red wine, divided

6 cups water

1 pound spaghetti

4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

4-5 anchovy fillets, chopped (or 2-2½ teaspoons anchovy paste)

3 cloves garlic, finely chopped

¼ cup capers, drained

½-¾ teaspoon red pepper flakes

½ cup chopped Italian parsley

½ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Sea salt

Bring two cups of wine and 6 cups of water to a boil in a large pasta pot.  Add the spaghetti and cook until al denté, about 8 minutes.  In a large frying pan, heat the oil; add the anchovies, garlic, capers and red pepper flakes.  Sauté while the pasta cooks, 5 to 7 minutes.  Drain the pasta and add it to the frying pan.  Pour in the remaining cup of wine and cook until wine is reduced and spaghetti is cooked through, about 4 minutes.  Toss with parsley and cheese and serve hot. Season to taste with sea salt. Serves 4 to 6.

The writer owns Catering by Debbi Covington and is the author of three cookbooks, Celebrate Beaufort, Celebrate Everything! and Dining Under the Carolina Moon. For more great recipes and to view her cooking demonstrations, visit and subscribe to Debbi’s YouTube channel. Debbi’s website address is www.cateringbydebbicovington.com. She may be reached at 843-525-0350 or by email at dbc@cateringbydebbicovington.com.