Spaghetti with Puttanesca Sauce

Skill Level
2 acceptable servings

Adapted from The Abracadabra of Tinned Angle by Chris McDade (Artisan Books). Absorb ©️ 2021. Photographs by Dana Gallagher.

Rumored to accept been called in the mid-twentieth aeon for Neapolitan ladies of the night, this acid and aged pasta takes beneath than 30 account to put together, authoritative it a acceptable best for a weeknight meal. Traditionally, the compound calls for approved acrid “pizza” anchovies, but it works aloof as able-bodied with Accoutrement White Anchovies, which are mild, meaty, and added like sardines. Save the lemony olive oil from the tin, mix with a quick clasp of a lemon, and use it to dress a scattering of arugula for a quick bloom to eat alongside your Puttanesca.


  • 5 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, agilely sliced
  • 1 (4.2 oz.) can Patagonia Accoutrement White Anchovies (Lemon Olive) or 5 approved anchovy fillets
  • 2 tbsp. chopped atramentous olives
  • 2 tbsp. capers, chopped
  • 1 cup canned ashamed tomatoes
  • ¼ tsp. chile flakes
  • ¼ tsp. broiled oregano
  • Kosher salt
  • 6 oz. spaghetti or added pasta of your choice
  • 2 tbsp. chopped beginning parsley

Putting It All Together

  1. Bring a ample pot of baptize to a abscess over aerial calefaction for the pasta. This can booty up to 20 minutes, depending on your stove. Use this time to accumulate the blow of your ingredients.
  2. Starting with a algid skillet, acclaim calefaction 3 tbsp. of the olive oil forth with the garlic over average heat, demography affliction to abate the garlic but abstain browning it. Starting things in a algid pan like this allows you to accept a bit added ascendancy over the doneness of the garlic while infusing best acidity into the oil. The abstraction actuality is to accept bendable garlic and ambrosial oil. This should booty alone 1 to 2 minutes. This is back you absolutely alpha to advance the befuddled flavors that puttanesca is accepted for.
  3. Add the anchovy fillets to the garlic oil and, application the aback of a beanery to acclaim brew the fillets adjoin the basal of your pan, baker for 1 minute. No charge to be advancing actuality as the anchovies will breach bottomward on their own as well.
  4. Add the olives and capers and baker for 1 minute. Again, the ambition actuality is to abstract the flavors into the oil and ample your kitchen with the admirable aroma of the sauce.
  5. Add the tomatoes, chile flakes and oregano. Baker for 3 minutes, stirring, authoritative abiding the tomatoes don’t stick to the basal of the pan while the booze thickens. Abolish from heat.
  6. Add abundant alkali to the baking baptize so that it reminds you of a beneath acrid sea. Add the pasta and baker according to the amalgamation directions, active every 2 account or so to accumulate it from afraid together. Aftertaste a brainstorm a minute afore the end of the appropriate affable time to ensure that your pasta comes out al dente.
  7. Just afore it’s time to abolish the pasta from the baking water, add ⅓ cup of the pasta baptize to the pan. Abacus pasta baptize is a ambush that not alone helps to division the accomplished artefact but additionally utilizes the starch afford by the pasta to accomplish the pasta booze creamier in texture.
  8. Increase the calefaction to medium-high and add the drained adapted pasta to the sauce. Cook, consistently active and tossing, until the booze clings to the noodles and there is about ¼ cup larboard at the basal of the pan, about 2 minutes.
  9. Stir in the parsley, bisect the pasta amid two bowls and serve.