Paccheri alla Puttanesca

Putanesca

 

Today I was alone and very busy, but also very hungry. So what do you do to get a quick, filling and delightful meal. Bring a large pot of salted water to the boil, ad thirty pieces of Paccheri pasta. While it is cooking, put a few spoons of Salsa al Pomodoro (Traditional Italian tomato sauce), something an Italian kitchen is never without, into a pan, ad a handful of caper berries, another hand of marinated black olives, one freshly chopped chili and two fillets of anchovies. While simmering slowly and you taste the quality of the red wine, adjust for salt and ad enough freshly ground black pepper.  When the pasta is cooked al dente, drain the water and ad to the sauce. The sauce must be thick and not watery. Mix through and ad a handful of torn fresh basil. Grate some home made Romano or Parmigiano cheese over the top and make sure the second glass of red wine is full.  ENJOY