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in Italy as
"Bucatini alla Puttanesca"
Another delicious Free Italian recipe from Spartacus, the only Roman gladiator Cook.
Bucatini alla Puttanesca (renamed by Spartacus Bucatini alla Messalina).
Do you know who Mrs. Messalina was?
Mhmm. I guess maybe you are not sure. Let me help you to refresh your memory.
Mrs. Messalina was one of the wife of the Roman Emperor CLAUDIUS.
She was very famous for her lust... Let's even say that she was not really what today you use to call a "NUN."
When one day Claudius got back home for lunch, Messalina of course had been busy with one of her lovers as usually and no lunch was ready for her husband, but she had a great idea how to make a quick and delicious pasta's dish with few ingredients she had in her kitchen:
These are the ingredients she used for 3 hungry person:
500 gr (1 lb) of Penne
6 big ripe tomatoes
20 black olives
1 big spoon of Capers
2 anchovies fillets
2 gloves of garlic
Oil extra virgin of olive
Red hot chili, Ground pepper, salt
Ok, let's start with smelting the anchovies fillets in the pan with a couple big spoons of oil,helping this operation with your wooden spoon. Then we add the chopped garlic and the chopped onion and let's saute' them for few minutes till they turn gold.
Immediately then we add the tomatoes that we have already peeled off and chopped with a knife. Few minutes stirring over medium heat. Then let's add the capers, the black olives and let's season it with pepper, salt and some chili on your taste. At this point we can simmer over low heat for at least 10 minutes. Meanwhile we can start to boil the water for the Bucatini. Cook them as already I've told you and when they are al dente drain them and pour them in the pan with the sauce we have already prepared. Let's mix it all over medium heat for few seconds and let's taste if salt and chili are enough.
Finally let's spread all over fresh parsley chopped and some good Pecorino cheese grated.
And when we eat this penne let's thank Mrs. Messalina...