Puttanesca (Whore's Pasta)

Use Gino D'Acampo's quick and easy sauce for a terrific flavour-packed pasta supper
By Gino D'Acampo
Puttanesca (Whore's Pasta)
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  • Serves: 2
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Effort: easy



  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 red chilli, deseeded and chopped
  • 2 small shallots, finely chopped
  • 20 g pine kernels
  • 50 g tinned anchovies, in oil
  • handful of black olives, sliced
  • splash of white wine
  • 125 g cooked spaghetti
  • salt


1. In a large pan heat the olive oil. Gently fry the chilli and shallots together for about 1 minute.

2. Stir in the pine kernels and anchovies, and cook for another minute.

3. Add the olives and a splash of white wine. Leave to cook for a further minute.

4. Season with a little salt to taste, bearing in mind the saltiness of the olives and anchovies. Tip the cooked pasta into the sauce, toss well and serve immediately.

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