puttanesca is known as 'whore's pasta.' The name of
this robust pasta dish originated in Naples after the
local women of easy virtue. All the ingredients are
just as easy to put your hands on, making this a quick
and satisfying meal!
2 tablespoons of the oil in a frying pan over a medium
heat and cook the onion for 6 minutes, stirring occasionally.
ADD the garlic and anchovies and cook for a minute, stirring
to break up the anchovies. ADD the chili, capers, olives,
tomatoes, salt and pepper, and bring to the boil. REDUCE
the heat to medium-low and simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes,
stirring occasionally. WHILE the sauce is simmering, cook
the pasta. DRAIN the cooked pasta into a colander
and put the sauce in the bottom of the pot. TOP with the
hot pasta, parsley and reserved tablespoon of olive oil,
and toss together gently to combine.
To make this meal more protein-packed you can add a
6 oz (180g) can of tuna (drained and flaked) to the
sauce at the end of cooking to heat through.
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