Lucky Recipes

Sazzy's Super Simple Puttanesca

Cooking Time: 20 minutes

Difficulty: EASY AS!

Serves: 2



• Pasta for 2 (use store bought & follow on-pack instructions) or see our recipe for home-made spinach pasta.

• 3 large garlic cloves (finely diced)

• 1 onion (finely diced)

• 1 tin anchovies - pour the oil from the tin into your frying pan (drained & finely diced)

• 1 TSPN Lucky Taco Habanero Hot Sauce

• Half a cup white wine

• 14 black olives (pitted & roughly chopped)

• 2 TBSNS capers (drained)

• 1 x can crushed tomatoes

• 2 TBSPNS Heinz Tomato Ketchup

• 1 TSPN red wine vinegar

• Generous grind of black pepper

• Few good handfuls Italian flat leaf parsley

• Grated Parmesan or Romano (on-top once served up)


• Heat a frying pan over medium heat.

• Pour the oil from the anchovy tin into the frying pan. (Waste not want not!).

• Fry onions, garlic & anchovies until the anchovy has dissolved and the onions go transparent. DO NOT BROWN! This will make it taste bitter. So keep your eyes on the prize.

• Add the white wine. It should sizzle. This is good. Cook off the alcohol leaving a good depth of flavour.

• Then add hot sauce, olives, capers, tomato, tomato sauce, red wine vinegar, cracked black pepper & roughly chopped parsley (reserve a small amount of parsley for garnish).

• Bring sauce to a bubble and then reduce heat to a simmer.

• Cook for about 10 minutes.

• Taste and adjust seasoning / heat level according to taste.

• Divide the pasta between 2 plates and spoon sauce over the top.

• Finish with some grated Parmesan or Romano cheese & some chopped parsley.

• We LOVE this dish. It’s PACKED with flavour - and you’ve nearly ALWAYS got the ingredients in your pantry. We serve it with leafy greens & garlic bread.

• Enjoy amigos!

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