This easy dish is a crowd-pleaser for Filipinos and non-Filipinos alike.
By Stef Sancianco
I’ve been away from home the day after my graduation and have been working since then. I must say, during the times I’ve been homesick, eating Filipino snacks and cooking our local dishes would comfort and perk me up. Thankfully, it’s easy to get most of our popular local ingredients, especially when I was in Singapore, that’s why I can cook the dishes that I miss.
One particular dish that I like to make is my easy Filipino-style Puttanesca pasta. The Filipino twist is the use of tuyo (dried salted fish) or Spanish sardines (whichever is available in my pantry) instead of the traditional anchovies. I’d like to prepare and cook the sauce in big batches as it can be stored in the fridge and easily reheated when I’m craving for some comfort food or whenever I have a potluck to attend to. It’s a sure crowd pleaser even to non-Filipinos. 🙂