Today’s Recipe – Artichoke Puttanesca–Forget its Saucy Reputation
[The Taste Workshop] A delicious mix of tangy, spicy and savory ingredients makes Puttanesca sauce (sugo alla puttanesca) a meal-time habit that can be made from your pantry. This popular Italian sauce commonly pairs with pasta but consider using it as a topping for pizzas, tartines, a side salad and with grilled salmon.
Its reputation of being linked to red-light district “workers” isn’t deserved.
Puttana translates to prostitute, but puttanata is associated with as in “rubbish” or “crap” as in someone tossing together whatever stuff (puttanatta qualsiasi) they can find in the pantry to cook.
Cooking from the pantry or “whatever” ingredients you have around is a key reason this is a favorite meal in my house.
The adjective form of the noun, puttanesca has become popularized for this dish and alla like the French à la, simply means “in the style of”.
This is not traditional puttanesca sauce if you want to pay tribute to the most authentic forms of it; however, it retains key flavor and texture elements…….
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