PASTA ALLA PUTTANESCA
(Adapted from Nigella Lawson)
*Serves 4 - 6*YOU WILL NEED:
1 - 2 tbs olive oil
1 lb spaghetti (I used whole wheat)
8 anchovy fillets, drained and mushed
2 large garlic cloves, minced
1x 14oz can diced tomatoes
1 1/4 cups black olives, drained, pitted and sliced
2 - 3 tbs capers, drained and washed
Salt and pepper to taste
A pinch of red pepper flakes
2. In a large pan, heat the olive oil, and once it's hot, add the anchovies and cook them for a couple of minutes, stirring them and mushing them up, they will melt in the oil, and this is what will give the sauce great flavor. After a couple of minutes, add the minced garlic and red pepper flakes and cook for another minute or so. Now add the tomatoes, olives and capers, and cook for about 10 minutes, or until the pasta is ready.
3. Reserve about a cup of the pasta water, and drain the rest. Add the spaghetti to the pan, add the reserved pasta water and mix everything together and let sit for a couple of minutes, until the sauce thickens slightly and coats all of the pasta. Sprinkle some fresh parsley and grated parmesan on top if you like! And that's it! I told you it was really quick and easy!