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Spaghetti Puttanesca



4 portion(s)

  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 fresh red chillis, seeds removed if you don't like too hot
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 8 --- anchovy fillets, in oil
  • 2 teaspoons capers, salted, in salt or brine
  • 400 gram can Chopped Tomatoes
  • 75 grams Pitted black olives, I pit them myself - always better - and just rip in half
  • 400 grams dried spaghetti
  • Parmesan cheese

Recipe's preparation

    Puttanesca sauce
  1. Method

    1. Place Parmesan Cheese in TM bowl and grate for 10-15 seconds on speed 8. Set aside. 

    2. Place the oil, chilli, garlic and anchovy in to the TM bowl and chop for 5 secs on speed 7

    3. Add the capers and saute for 2 mins, Varoma temp, speed 1

    4. Add the can of tomatoes and the olives and cook for 25 mins/100 deg c/Counter-clockwise operation/Gentle stir setting

    5. Boil the kettle, put the water in to a pot and get the spaghetti on

    6. Cook the pasta until al dente then drain, reserving the cooking liquid. 

    7. When there is approx 4-5 mins left of cooking time, add a ladle of reserved cooking liquid to the TM bowl to create a gorgeous shiny sauce

    8. Once the TM is finished, tip the pasta and the sauce in to a large bowl.  Coat the pasta with the sauce then serve in pasta bowls.

    9. Fresh grated parmesan over the top to serve.







The literal translation from Italian is 'whore's style pasta', a tangy, somewhat salty Italian pasta dish invented in the mid-20th century. The ingredients are typical of Southern Italian cuisine: tomatoes, olive oil, olives, capers, and garlic (thank you Wikipedia). 

This is a simple recipe adapted from my favourite little pasta cookbook.  A gorgeous, full flavoured dish that I cook for everybody.

A great 'pescetarian' recipe (vegetarian/fish eaters) and a great dinner party dish to be served to four with warm bread for soaking up all the lovely juices.

Unfortunately I forgot to take a photo this time round but will upload one soon.

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  • Really yummy, thank you

    Submitted by kirbs77 on 22. August 2016 - 16:32.

    Really yummy, thank you

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  • BEST EVER - Italy included! I

    Submitted by Sunset Strip on 22. March 2016 - 11:53.

    BEST EVER - Italy included!

    I order puttenesca in every Italian restuarant I go to and this is the best one I have ever tasted in any restuarant - Italy included.  No joke.  I couldn't believe I was responsible for it. I accidentally blitzed the olives and capers too, but it was great and gave it a nice texture.

    I'm making it for my Italian in-laws on the weekend and want to double it - should I increase the cooking time?

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  • I really enjoyed this pasta

    Submitted by Melatt on 22. February 2015 - 21:19.

    I really enjoyed this pasta sauce, I cooked it in my TM5 and it worked perfectly without any adjustments to time or heat. It will be made again. Thank you.  tmrc_emoticons.)

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  • I only put 3 tablespoons of

    Submitted by Riet O'Neill on 9. October 2014 - 21:27.

    I only put 3 tablespoons of oil in thinking that 4 would be too much but it was still a little oily. Despite this it was very nice and I'll certainly make it again. 

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  • I love this recipe,

    Submitted by nannamia on 5. May 2014 - 17:16.

    I love this recipe, delicious.....thank you for posting  tmrc_emoticons.)

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