'Puttanesca' Pasta Sauce
This ready-to-use pasta sauce is robust and a little fiery, probably much like the ladies of the night from Naples who gave it its name! Spaghetti alla Puttanesca translates as 'Whore's Pasta' or as Nigella prefers to call it 'Slut's Spaghetti'! It was most likely a quick, cheap dish which could be prepared and eaten by the Neapolitan working girls in between clients! It is certainly an easy and satisfying meal and is full of ingredients which are typical of Southern Italian cuisine including San Marzano tomatoes, olives, capers and garlic. We recommend serving the sauce with either spaghetti or linguine.
Cooking Tip: We suggest retaining a couple of tablespoons of the cooking water before draining the pasta and setting it aside. Then once you have drained the pasta put it back in the pan, add the Puttanesca sauce and then the cooking water. Gently heat for a couple minutes until the sauce is well amalgamated with the pasta & serve immediately.
San Marzano tomato DOP pulp (Italy) 87%, black olives 3%, olive oil, capers 3%, anchovy fillets 3%, salt, garlic, acidifier: citric acid.
Casarecci di Calabria
One of our favourite suppliers in Calabria, Southern Italy is ‘Casarecci di Calabria’. We love both the taste of their superior quality products and their great packaging.
This family firm, established in 1998 is located in the Sila Mountains. Like many of our producers Casarecci di Calabria use old fashioned recipes to create old fashioned products, once the staples of any Southern Italian family and now sought after delicacies. Their entire range is produced without adding any preservatives or colours.