I am a big fan of ‘Spaghetti alla Puttanesca’. This dish is totally inspired by the famous Italian dish. I just added my favourite fish ‘Mackerel’ to it. I use all the common ingredients for the Puttanesca sauce, but they are also optional. If you don’t have Capers, you don’t need to add it.


Makes

2 Servings

Ingredients

2 servings Spaghetti
1 tablespoon Olive Oil
1 Onion
1 to 2 cloves Garlic *finely chopped
Chilli Flakes OR Fresh Chilli *as required
A handful Black Olives *chopped, optional
1 to 2 teaspoonfuls Capers *chopped, optional
6 to 8 Fillets Anchovies *chopped, optional
1 can (400g) Diced Tomatoes
1 tablespoon Italian Mixed Herbs
Salt & Pepper
1 can (125g) Mackerel in brine *drained
2 tablespoons chopped Parsley

Method
  1. All vegetables should be finely or coarsely chopped.
  2. Cook Spaghetti in boiling slated water according to the instruction on the package.
  3. Heat Oil in a frying pan over medium high heat. Cook Onion and Garlic until soft. Add Chilli, Black Olives, Capers and Anchovies, and cook for a few minutes.
  4. Add Tomatoes and Herbs, cook until thickens, season with Salt & Pepper, then add drained Mackerel and combine.
  5. Add the cooked and drained Spaghetti and stir. Sprinkle with chopped Parsley and enjoy.