Puttanesca translates as “in the style of the whore.” The name derives from the Italian word puttana which means whore. It is made from tomatoes, black olives, capers, anchovies, onions, garlic, and herbs, usually oregano and parsley but sometimes also basil. It is an easy sauce, briefly cooked, and is very fragrant and spicy.
I found this receipe on Tesco site while I was looking around & it looks simple to have a go.
- 300g (10oz) linguine or spaghetti
- 2-3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
- 1tbsp olive oil
- 50g (2oz) canned anchovies in oil, drained and roughly sliced
- 2tbsp capers
- 150g (5oz) pitted black olives, halved
- 1 red chilli, chopped
- 1 tsp chilli powder
- 400g can chopped tomatoes
- 1tsp dried oregano
- small bunch flat-leaf parsley, chopped
- freshly grated Parmesan cheese, to serve