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(Experiment 258) Puttanesca sauce

Not to everyone’s taste, but this sauce packs a punch in terms of flavor. It sweet, it’s spicy, and savory. I don’t think the traditional recipe call for anchovies but they add some more umami flavors. I would highly recommend you don’t skip it.

You need 

  • 400ml tomato sauce
  • 10-12 minced black olives
  • 1tbsp capers
  • 2 minced anchovies ( make sure to wash them first)
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1tsp chili flakes
  • 1 shallot diced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil


  1. Heat a pan over medium heat with oil, soften the shallot, garlic & chili flakes. Add the anchovies and stir everything well. Add the tomato sauce and let simmer for about 10 minutes. Add the capers and black olives.
  2. Do a taste test and rectify with salt/pepper.

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