2 Running Vita Recipes: Spicy Mince Soup and Spaghetti with Anchovies and Lemon | food

Spicy minced meat soup

Ingredients (for 1 serving):

  • 1 small red onion;
  • 2 cm piece of ginger root;
  • 2 cloves of garlic;
  • 1 hot pepper;
  • ½ teaspoon of salt;
  • 2 tablespoons of oil (rapeseed, sunflower and preferably sesame);
  • 1 tsp tomato paste;
  • 100 grams of minced pork and beef in equal parts;
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce (Fish sauce);
  • 1 teaspoon of brown sugar;
  • 300 ml of water;
  • 50 grams of glass noodles (rice or mung beans);
  • To serve: toasted sesame seeds, fresh coriander, onion leaves and lime.


1. Grind the onion, ginger, garlic, hot pepper and salt in an electric chopper or spice mortar until smooth.

2. Heat oil in a pan, mix spices, tomato paste and fry for 1 minute.

3. Then put minced meat in the pot, pour fish sauce, add sugar. Stir with a wooden spatula and cook on high heat for another 5 minutes. or until the meat is brown and flaky.

4. Pour the water, add the pasta and wait patiently for another couple of minutes until it swells.

5. Everything! Sprinkle with sesame seeds, chopped coriander, chopped onion leaves and serve with lime wedges.

Spaghetti with anchovies and lemon

Ingredients (for 1 serving):

  • 100 grams of spaghetti or other pasta of your choice;
  • 1 clove of garlic;
  • Zucchini 6-7 cm thick slice;
  • 2-3 canned anchovy fillets;
  • 6 cherry tomatoes;
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil;
  • 1 slice of lemon;
  • 1 tablespoon of ricotta;
  • To serve: a drizzle of olive oil and freshly ground black pepper.


1. Boil the pasta in well salted water Al dente.

2. Cut the garlic, zucchini and anchovies into small pieces. Cut the tomatoes into halves or quarters.

3. Heat oil in a pan and fry the garlic for about a minute, then add the zucchini pieces and add the anchovies, fry for another minute. Add tomatoes and fry again for a couple of minutes.

4. Add a small ladle (5-6 tablespoons) of water in which the pasta was cooked to the sauce, stir in the ricotta, cooked spaghetti and mix everything well.

5. Squeeze lemon juice on top, drizzle with oil, sprinkle with freshly ground pepper and serve immediately.

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