Recipe: Spaghetti puttanesca

17:00, Jun 18 2013
pasta
PUTTANESCA: The name of this dish translates to "prostitute's-style spaghetti", so many believe it was first created in a Naples brothel.

This homestyle sauce, made with pantry staples, has its origins in Naples.

1. Heat oil in a frying pan and saute onion.

2. Add chilli, anchovies, tomatoes, passata, water, capers, sun-dried tomatoes and olives and cook over a medium heat for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.

3. Cook pasta in a pot of boiling salted water until al dente. Drain, reserving half a cup of pasta water.

4. Add salt, pepper and a glug of olive oil to the sauce. Lighten with a little pasta water, if needed. Add pasta and toss. Serve with parmesan.

2. Add chilli, anchovies, tomatoes, passata, water, capers, sun-dried tomatoes and olives and cook over a medium heat for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.

3. Cook pasta in a pot of boiling salted water until al dente. Drain, reserving half a cup of pasta water.

4. Add salt, pepper and a glug of olive oil to the sauce. Lighten with a little pasta water, if needed. Add pasta and toss. Serve with parmesan.

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