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Store cupboard puttanesca

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Store cupboard puttanesca is a great fall back meal, one that’ll feed a family on those days when you really can’t be bothered going food shopping.

It’s delicious, fiery and perfect when you want your food fast but still healthy.

To make the puttanesca sauce put a saucepan over a low heat, tip in a tin of anchovies (the ones that come in olive oil) and gently cook whilst the anchovy fillets melt into the oil, throw in some chopped garlic, add a big pinch of chilli flakes, two tins of tomatoes, a handful of roughly chopped black olives and a couple of teaspoons of capers.

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Bring the sauce to the boil and then simmer with the lid off for around 15 minutes.

You can serve this stirred into spaghetti, turned into a patatas bravas style dish for a gluten-free version (pictured above) or just spoon into dishes and serve with crusty Italian bread to mop it up with.

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Puttanesca Ingredients

  • 50g tin of anchovies in olive oil
  • 2 cloves of garlic chopped
  • pinch of dried chilli flakes
  • 2 tins of chopped tomatoes
  • handful of black olives
  • 2 teaspoons of capers

How To Make Puttanesca

  • Tip the anchovies and the oil they come in into a saucepan – over a low heat and cook gently, stirring until the anchovy fillets have melted into the olive oil.
  • Add the chopped garlic and a pinch of chilli flakes and cook for a few minutes.
  • Tip in the chopped tomatoes, black olives and capers and bring the puttanesca sauce to the boil, reduce the heat and simmer with the lid off for around 15 minutes whilst you cook the spaghetti.

Make Puttanesca Your Way

  • Don’t like ‘heat’ then skip the chillies
  • Want to make more of it – add tinned tuna or pot of shrimps and a handful of torn basil
  • Like your pasta baked – then stir into penne, top with mozzarella and parmesan and bake in a hot oven to brown.

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Yield: Serves 4

Store cupboard puttanesca

A white dish filled with puttanesca sauce tossed through papayas bravas style fried potatoes cubes, garnished with flat leaf parsley. Dish held up in front of a bush in the garden

Easy Italian storecupboard classic

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 50g tin of anchovies in olive oil
  • 2 cloves of garlic chopped
  • pinch of dried chilli flakes
  • 2 tins of chopped tomatoes
  • handful of black olives
  • 2 teaspoons of capers

Instructions

  1. Tip the anchovies and the oil they come in into a saucepan over a low heat and cook gently, stirring until the anchovy fillets have melted into the olive oil.
  2. Add the chopped garlic and a pinch of chilli flakes and cook for a few minutes.
  3. Tip in the chopped tomatoes, black olives and capers and bring the puttanesca sauce to the boil, reduce the heat and simmer with the lid off for around 15 minutes whilst you cook the spaghetti.





Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 82Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 601mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 4g

Nutritional content will vary depending on the exact ingredients you use and how careful you are with measuring - this nutritional information is given as a general guide only and may not be accurate - you should always calculate your own nutritional information especially if you have specific dietary requirements.

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