Spaghetti Puttanesca

There’s a little ‘greasy spoon’ near The Claremont Road Kitchen, which reinvented itself a while back into a fantastic pizza and pasta house.  We love the food at ‘Chez’s Trattoria’.  A few weeks ago I had this brilliant spaghetti puttanesca dish there and tried to replicate it when I got home.  It’s a bit salty for Molly yet but I think we’ll have her eating olives and anchovies in no time. Don’t be fooled by how simple it is.  It’s a real treat.

For 4 adults

  • 500 g spaghetti
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 cloves of garlic finely chopped
  • 12 anchovies finely chopped
  • 3 tbsp capers finely chopped
  • 4 tbsp black olives finely chopped
  • 1 large bunch of parsley finely chopped
  • 50 ml white wine
  • A good few turns of freshly ground black pepper


Put the spaghetti on to boil.  When it’s almost done, add the oil to a frying pan and fry the garlic for a minute over a low heat.  Don’t let it go brown.

Turn the heat up and add the anchovies, capers and olives.  Cook for 2-3 minutes, then add the wine.  Allow to bubble for a minute.

Drain the spaghetti and add the anchovy mixture and the parsley to it.  Stir thoroughly, adding an extra drizzle of olive oil if it needs it.

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