Eggplant Putanesca – Honoring the Oldest Profession...

Apr 15, 2011 by

Most people know Pasta Putanesca – the spicy Italian sauce referring to the women who practice the oldest profession of all. There are a cluster of stories for the origin of the name and general agreement about the basic ingredients. And since you know I can’t resist garlicky, intensely flavored food, I developed a recipe using eggplant as the base and recombining the flavors for an easy to do- ahead side dish that could be served hot or warm. Eggplant Putanesca Two eggplants should feed four to six as a side dish. Feel free to adjust the ingredients to match your own taste for these strong flavors. Ingredients 2 medium size eggplants 1 C. pitted kalamata olives 3 T. capers 3-5 cloves garlic 1 T anchovy paste or ½ can anchovies (or the whole...

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