Strozzapreti alla Puttanesca

Strozzapreti with olives, capers and tomato sauce


Class Details

Dish Name: Strozzapreti alla Puttanesca
Dish Description: Strozzapreti with Puttanesca is a Mediterranean recipe with seasonal ingredients. Olives, capers, tomato sauce, parsley give an amazing fresh flavor to this pasta.
Dish Description: Medium
Class Length: 90 min
Total Prep. Time: 60 min
Total Cook Time: 30 min
Total Served: 2
Class Language: English
Class Location: Zoom class from Rome, Italy


February 02, 2022
7:00 pm

15 in stock

All classes are over zoom

Class Description

Strozzapreti means “to strangle a priest” because to shape this pasta you have to throttle a strip of dough between the palms and make it curl to give it a spiral shape. This pasta has ancient and peasant origins: a popular legend traces this particular name back to the times when the Church dominated central Italy by imposing high taxes on poor people. Therefore, this pasta represented a sign of protest, at a time when it was very hard for poor people to have food at the table.

In this cooking class, you will learn how to make Strozzapreti and season it with Puttanesca sauce, a  southern Italian sauce made by olives, capers, and tomato sauce, with the optional addition of anchovies. Join the class and learn how to make Strozzapreti from scratch with Riccardo.


For the pasta:

  • 100 grams (0.8 cup) Soft Wheat Flour “Type 00” (Cake Flour or All-Purpose Flour)
  • 100 grams (0.6 cup) Semolina Flour (alternatively, use only 00 flour)
  • 100 grams (0,4 cup) Warm water

For the sauce:

  • 400 grams Whole peeled tomatoes or tomato puree (passata)
  • 4 Anchovies filets in oil (optional)
  • 3 tbsp Black olives
  • 2 tbsp Capers
  • 2 tbsp Chopped parsley leaves
  • 2 Garlic cloves
  • 2 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup White wine
  • Chili pepper
  • Salt - Black pepper

Tools Used

Below we’ve listed the tools you need to help prepare this recipe. Not all tools are necessary and alternatives for each can be found. If you would like to purchase any of these click on the item and you will be linked to Amazon for check out.
Working surface
Rolling pin
Sharp kitchen knife
Cutting board
Mixing bowl
Plastic wrap

3 Days Before Class

After the booking you will receive the Zoom link by email. The day of class use the link to join the class.

Day Before Class

Make sure to have all your shopping list clear and ready to do grocery. Buy the freshest ingredients, the quality of the ingredients makes the difference.

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