Just one of those infinite variations….this is a summer one too.
While spaghetti is boiling:
Prepare and combine gently in olive oil slivered and seeded small tomatoes, garlic, shallots. Add a small tin of salmon with its liquid. Throw in basil that has been washed and torn into smaller pieces, mix.
I like to keep this sort of dish fairly wet and spoon the spaghetti into it when it is still a little too hard, let it soak in those lovely tomatoey, garlicy, shalloty, fishy, oily juices. Stir for a few minutes while this is happening. It may be better to put in the basil right at the very end. I remain undecided.
Serve with optional parmesan.