Intending to expand my Italian home-cooked meals territory, I have braved myself to attempt making spaghetti alla puttanesca. Despite the dish means whore’s spaghetti in English, I chose to stick to its Italian name than its literal name “spaghetti with anchovy and olives”. A little trick to make sure my husband was not reminded by the fact that there’s anchovy in the sauce.
Being born and raised in Malaysia, I’m no stranger to anchovies. In fact, my favourite snack was deep fried achovies (fyi: the dehydrated anchovies and not the ones you used in this recipe) coated with chilli paste and toasted peanuts. I know it may not sound delicious to some of you but believe me, it’s something you got to try for yourself in real life, and I bet you will grow to love it.