Tuesday 18 June 2019

Recipe: Indy Power's Pasta Puttanesca that's perfect for sharing


Step 2: Simmer sauce
Step 2: Simmer sauce
Step 1: Sauté garlic, onion and capers
Step 3: Cook pasta

This tomatoey pasta sauce is full of flavour and quick to make.

Pasta Puttanesca

This is such a quick and easy dinner with so much flavour. If you're entertaining, have the sauce ready to go before your guests arrive.

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Serves 4.



45ml olive oil

3 cloves garlic

40g capers

40g black olives

½ tsp chili flakes

2 x 400g tin of chopped tomatoes

400g spaghetti

Handful of parsley


1. Get a large pot of water boiling and add a generous pinch of sea salt.

2. Heat two tablespoons of olive oil in a large pan on medium heat.

3. Mince the garlic and add it to the pan with the capers, olives and chili flakes. Cook them for a few minutes, tossing often until the garlic is fragrant but not crispy.

Step 1: Sauté garlic, onion and capers

4. Pour in the chopped tomatoes and stir. Season generously with salt and pepper and let it simmer gently for about 10 minutes.

Step 2: Simmer sauce

5. Add the pasta to the pot of boiling water and cook according to the packet instructions. When the pasta is ready, scoop two tablespoons of the pasta water and add it to the sauce before draining the pasta.

Step 3: Cook pasta

6. Add the drained pasta to the sauce and toss well.

7. Drizzle over another tablespoon of olive oil and sprinkle over the parsley before serving.

Indy loves…

If you’re a pasta lover planning a trip to London soon you absolutely have to eat at Padella (padella.co). You might have seen the Insta-worthy queues around the corner but it is absolutely worth every minute of waiting. It’s right at one of the entrances to Borough Market, which is always worth a visit itself, so there’s lots to eat, drink and do before or after. No booking means you’ll have to queue but the service is quick so once you’re seated you won’t be waiting long. If there’s two of you definitely get three pastas to share, the servings are good but not huge and you’ll want to taste as many as you can. Each bite is better than the last and you can’t go wrong with anything on the menu.



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