Puttanesca Pasta

    40 minutes

    This is a rich pasta with a sauce that uses ingredients like anchovy, capers and olives the recipe is still quick and easy to make.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 500g spaghetti
    • 1/2 cup olive oil
    • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
    • 1 (400g) tin chopped tomatoes
    • 4 anchovy fillets, rinsed and diced
    • 2 tablespoons tomato purée or tomato paste
    • 3 tablespoons capers
    • 20 kalamata olives, pitted and coarsely diced
    • 1/2 teaspoon dried crushed chillies, or to taste

    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Extra time:15min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. Cook spaghetti according to package instructions; drain and set aside.
    2. Heat oil in a frying pan over low heat. Add garlic and cook gently until golden. Add tomatoes and cook 5 minutes.
    3. Stir in anchovies, tomato purée, capers, olives and chillies. Cook 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
    4. Toss spaghetti with sauce and serve.

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    Altered ingredient amounts. Used canned Tuna in oil instead of anchovies cos didnt have any. I prefer the tuna in oil for its taste and then I use a little of the oil to flavour the dish with. Oh-and then my cat likes some too:-)  -  13 Oct 2008


    Rats! I feel like one of my secret quick meals has just been shared with the whole country:-) This one is a gem-quick, healthy, satisfying  -  10 Oct 2008


    When I saw this recipe, I was like "who needs a recipe for Puttanesca?!" But it is good to be reminded how well anchovies, black olives and tomatoes go together...even though I used tuna instead of anchovies cos I didn't have any at the time. Classic!  -  13 Oct 2008