In Italian, a puttanesca is a 'lady of the night' and this sauce
is hot, strong and full-bodied. One of the reasons we fancied
We blitzed together about 50g green pitted olives, 75g drained
anchovies, garlic, red chilli, 1 heaped tablespoon drained capers,
and a few chunks of peppers.
To make the sauce, we heated olive oil in a wok, then added the
paste we'd made. We added a tin of plum tomatoes and some tomato
purée. Turned the heat to very low and let the sauce simmer
gently for about an hour. We added in some chopped red, green
and yellow peppers and sliced button mushrooms for texture. After
the hour the sauce had reduced to a lovely thick mass.
We made tagliatelle from some of our homemade pasta. Which we
cooked in salted boiling water for about 5 mins. Meanwhile we
added raw jumbo king prawns to our sauce and stirred until cooked.
We then drained the pasta and added it to the sauce ensuring it
all got coated well.
We then served it with some garlic bread.
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