My mother made little smoked oyster canapes for her card playing friends, but they didn’t like them, so I took them and improvised a puttanesca. Not vegetarian, you say? No – definitely not! I’m not a strict vegetarian – I do eat fish, and I like the flavours things like anchovies and smoked oysters bring to some dishes.
- 4 cloves garlic, diced
- 1 small can smoked oysters (on small pieces of toast)
- 1 x 14oz can chopped green olives (or chop whole olives, keeping about a 1/3 aside to add whole)
- and about
- 1/4 dried red hot chili
- 1 tsp dried rosemary, crushed between your palms
- 1/2 tsp dried basil
- 1/4 tsp dried thyme
Saute this for about 10-15 minutes to allow the flavours to blend, then add
- 1 x 28oz can crushed tomatoes
Stir well, cover and leave on a slow simmer for about an hour.
Serve with your favorite pasta…
…rice, quinoa, baked potato
I once had a variation of this served over spaghetti squash!
- Olive Lover’s Pasta aka Pasta Alla Puttanesca (vegcharlotte.wordpress.com)
- pasta puttanesca (whiskinglifeaway.com)
- Store cupboard puttanesca (gannetandparrot.com)
- Spaghetti Alla Puttanesca (acougarinthekitchen.com)