Spaghetti alla Puttanesca

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Spaghetti alla Puttanesca literally means prostitute’s spaghetti!  ‘Puttana’ in Italian means prostitute or whore!. Like so many other Italian dishes there are various opinions on how this pasta dish got its name! Some believe that it was a dish made by a brothel owner in the Spanish quarter (red light district) of Naples. Others think that this was the fastest  thing prostitutes could prepare because required little preparation.The recipes we propose you have been passed down to us from friends, so probably a mixture of recipes they liked most.

The recipe we realise today is cooked in the oven, perfect in winter but especially for parties as it can be prepared in advance and warmed up before serving.

150g black olives, rinsed

150g green olives

500g tomato purée

4 anchovy fillets

1 spoonful of capers, drained and rinsed

1 clove of garlic

Salt and pepper

Oregano

Extra Virgin Olive oil

Chop garlic, anchovies and capers.

Cut the olives in half.

 Pour them in an oven tray with oil and stir.

Add tomato purée, season to taste with salt, pepper and oregano.

 Cook the pasta an pour over the sauce, toss everything together. 

Bake it in the oven at 200° C for 10 minutes

Sauce for summer time to dress the just drained pasta.

150g black olives, rinsed

150g green olives

500g fresh tomatoes

4 anchovy fillets

1 spoonful of capers, drained and rinsed

1 clove of garlic

Salt and pepper

Oregano

Extra Virgin Olive oil

Chop the tomatoes,  garlic, anchovies and capers.

Place them in a bowl.

Cut the olives in half.

Add them into the bowl.

 Season to taste with salt, pepper, oregano, mixing well.

 Put it in the refrigerator for a few hours to marinate.

Cook the pasta, add it immediately to the sauce.

Mixing well the ingredients release  the taste on the pasta.  Serve it warm.

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