Gennaro’s spaghetti alla puttanesca

spaghetti alla puttanesca

Serves 4

  • 400 g dried spaghetti

  • olive oil

  • 4 garlic cloves, peeled and finely sliced

  • 3 anchovy fillets, chopped

  • 2 fresh red chillies, sliced (seeds in)

  • a small handful of black olives, destoned

  • 2 handfuls very ripe cherry tomatoes, halved

  • a small bunch of fresh basil, leaves picked

  • Parmesan cheese, to serve

Bring a large pan of salted water to the boil, then add the spaghetti and cook according to packet instructions.



Meanwhile, place a large frying pan over a medium–high heat. Add a good lug of olive oil, followed by the garlic, anchovy and chilli. Tear in the olives and stir for 2 minutes, or until the garlic starts to turn golden and the anchovies melt into the base. Add the cherry tomatoes, a good splash of pasta water and cover with a lid. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes, or until the cherry tomatoes start to cook down slightly.



Drain the pasta, reserving a cupful of cooking water. Add the basil to the sauce along with the pasta and a splash of the reserved cooking water, to loosen. Have a taste and season if needed. Transfer to a serving platter and top with a good shaving of fresh Parmesan.

Nutritional Information

Method

Bring a large pan of salted water to the boil, then add the spaghetti and cook according to packet instructions.

Meanwhile, place a large frying pan over a medium–high heat. Add a good lug of olive oil, followed by the garlic, anchovy and chilli. Tear in the olives and stir for 2 minutes, or until the garlic starts to turn golden and the anchovies melt into the base. Add the cherry tomatoes, a good splash of pasta water and cover with a lid. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes, or until the cherry tomatoes start to cook down slightly.

Drain the pasta, reserving a cupful of cooking water. Add the basil to the sauce along with the pasta and a splash of the reserved cooking water, to loosen. Have a taste and season if needed. Transfer to a serving platter and top with a good shaving of fresh Parmesan.

Nutritional Information Amount per serving:
  • Calories 457 23%
  • Carbs 74.7g 32%
  • Sugar 1.4g 2%
  • Fat 10g 14%
  • Saturates 1.3g 7%
  • Protein 15.7g 35%
Of an adult's reference intake

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