Spaghetti puttanesca. Photo: Marina Oliphant
1 tbsp olive oil, plus extra
1 brown onion, diced
1 red chilli, deseeded and chopped
4 anchovy fillets, chopped
400g tin chopped tomatoes
200ml tomato passata
1 tbsp small salted capers, rinsed
½ cup sun-dried or semi-dried tomatoes
2 tbsp small black olives
500g dried spaghetti
Sea salt and black pepper
Freshly grated parmesan cheese
Heat oil in a frying pan and saute onion. Add chilli, anchovies, tomatoes, passata, water, capers, sun-dried tomatoes and olives and cook over a medium heat for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Cook pasta in a pot of boiling salted water until al dente. Drain, reserving half a cup of pasta water.
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.
- Main Ingredients - Pasta, Tomato
- Cuisine - Italian
- Course - Main-course
- Occasion - Midweek dinner, Family meals