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Saturday, January 7, 2017

Lutong Bahay: Pasta Puttanesca with Contadina + Giveaway!

We've made it through 2016, everyone! But I think I got out of it fifteen pounds heavier. Haha! I'd love to put all the blame to the festive eating I've been indulging on throughout the holiday season. But really, I know I wanted it. (เดฐ̀แด—เดฐ́)v

Anyhow, one of which I just couldn't resist whenever I see on the dining table is pasta. It's a dish I've loved since a kid, and one I've experimented on loads of times. So before the year 2016 ended, I was just so happy to have received a gift pack from Contadina.

Christmas with Contadina

Contadina is a premium brand of Italian-inspired products under Del Monte which carries different varieties of pasta sauces, canned tomatoes, olive oils, pasta, and more. And I'm just happy that it has made its way to the Philippines, with Food Network program host, gourmet and domestic goddess Ms. Nigella Lawson as its endorser.

Contadina Products

Noche Buena and Media Noche may be over, but I'd like to share with you an easy-to-make pasta recipe that can make even a quick meal a little more festive. Pasta Puttanesca has been one of my most favorite pasta dishes -- simple, tasty, and made from easy-to-find, usually-pantry-staple ingredients.

Pasta Puttanesca with Contadina

Ingredients:
  • 250g Contadina Linguine Pasta or pasta of your choice
  • 3 tbsp. Contadina Pure Olive Oil
  • 4 to 6 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 1 tin of anchovy fillets, drained (I used bottled tawilis as alternative)
  • 1 can of Contadina Diced Tomatoes in Italian Herbs
  • 1/4 cup Basil leaves, chopped
  • 1/4 cup pitted olives, chopped
  • 2 tbsp. capers
  • crushed red pepper flakes, as much or as little as you like
  • salt and pepper
  • grated Parmesan cheese

Procedure:
  1. Boil a pot of water, add some salt and cooking oil, and cook the pasta until al dente.
  2. While boiling the pasta, in a sauce pan, saute garlic, anchovies (or alternative) and crushed red pepper flakes in olive oil on low fire.
  3. When the anchovies (or alternative) have broken down, add the tomatoes, olives, capers and basil leaves. Simmer for 5 minutes on medium heat.
  4. Taste the sauce and season with salt and pepper as desired. You might need to add salt if you didn't use anchovies like I did.
  5. When the pasta is cooked, drain and immediately toss with the sauce to combine.
  6. Top with grated Parmesan cheese, and add more crushed pepper flakes if you like. Serve and enjoy!

Puttanesca with Contadina

I know this might not really be an authentic Pasta Puttanesca as I only used an anchovy alternative. However, it tasted good and had all the other elements of a puttanesca. On my next trips to the supermarket though, I'll make sure to keep my eyes peeled for some tinned anchovy fillets, so I can make this recipe again using anchovies. And I'll definitely update this post by then! v(°∇^*)⌒☆

Now, to make things more fun this start of 2017, here's a chance for you to recreate this Pasta Puttanesca recipe, or even cook up a pasta recipe of your own! Simply follow the mechanics below, and you can win a Contadina Gift Package! (ใ‚。∂)b

Puttanesca ContadinaPrize: (1) winner of Contadina Gift Package

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Guidelines to enter the giveaway raffle:

  1. This giveaway is open to Metro Manila residents, or anyone who can claim the prize in Makati until January 20.
  2. Follow the Rafflecopter mechanics below to join.
  3. Make sure you do all the first four mandatory steps to be eligible.

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The giveaway raffle will run from today until January 12, 2017. The winner will be drawn, announced and contacted the next day. Join this easy giveaway raffle and enjoy premium Italian-inspired products by Contadina!

Disclaimer: The prize was sponsored by the good folks at Contadina Philippines.


30 comments :

  1. What's your favorite pasta dish and why?
    Carbonara because I love bacon, milk, and cheese which are usually used on it. Not so complicated ingredients but really satisfies my craving for pasta.

    Name: Maria Christina Gumatay
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  2. My favorite pasta dish is Angel Hair Spaghetti springkled with parmesan cheese ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–
    Name: Jonalyn Falculan
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  3. I like pesto sauce on my pasta because it is a healthy and delicious choice!
    Name: Anne Adona
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  4. My Favorite Pasta Dish is Spaghetti with Meatballs because it's very delicious and tasty.
    Name: Jim Marlon A. Macaraeg
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  5. My all time fav pasta dish is lasagna. Why? cause its always good, perfect amount of pasta - meat - sauce - cheese ratio in every bite. And it doesnt really take that much time to make just wipe up you ingredients layer it up and let the magic work in the oven while it melts.

    Michelle Tan
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  6. My favorite pasta dish is Italian Spaghetti topped with cheese! because it is easy to prepare and it's simply delicious!!!

    Joan D. Lamud
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  7. My favorite pasta dish is Spaghetti because my Mom always cook it for the family during special occasions especially on our birthdays.

    Name: Elvie Mae Balea
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  8. My favorite pasta dish is bolognese because it is so cheesy and meaty!

    Name: Ericka Sallador
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  9. Love Carbonara because of its creamy sauce.

    Kimberly Camille Tiu
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  10. My fave pasta dish is pesto :D
    simply because it is so savory! Perfect with garlic or butter toast!

    Name: Edel Joyce Domingo
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  11. My all time favorite pasta dish is Spaghetti! ��
    I loved it since I was a kid.
    Aside from that, I took my mother-in-law's recipe that I am now cooking for my family.

    Deborah Anna Dividina
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  12. I love anything that is basil based

    Rachelle Therese F. Gonzales
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  13. What's your favorite pasta dish and why?
    Anything Pestoooo~! Because I'm so attracted by it's aroma and color and it tastes sooo good even with out any meat yet xD <3

    Name: Isabella Louise R. Colagon
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  14. I wanted to try the Pesto Sauce Pasta for my family.
    Bernadette Balino
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  15. I love making seafood pasta in red sauce tomato is love
    Ryan Simbul
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  16. My fave pasta dish is Beefy Lasagna!!
    Carmencita Watkins
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  17. My fave Pasta dish is Spagetti

    Name: Joy Marie Benosa
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  18. My fave Pasta dish Lasagna

    Name: Juana Lopez
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  19. Name: Andrezell Lee
    Email: azellelee@gmail.com
    FB Post Link: https://www.facebook.com/azelle13/posts/10206186724546201

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  20. My all time favorite pasta dish is Spaghetti! Because ever since, my lola loves cooking it for me even without occasion! ;)

    Name: Emilie Udasco
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  21. What's your favorite pasta dish and why? - Carbonara! coz its creamy and yummy!

    Name: jagger camungay
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  22. What's your favorite pasta dish and why? - spaghetti! coz its so pinoy and delicious!
    Name: anita camungay
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  23. my favorite is filipino spaghetti! its so sweet and oozing of flavorful hotdogs and meats!
    name - warren alulod
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  25. What's your favorite pasta dish and why?

    Baked Macaroni and Cheese is my favorite pasta especially if it is prepared and made by Mama. It is her specialty. :)

    Name: Paula Romana Alagao
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  26. What's your favorite pasta dish and why? I love Spaghetti with Meatballs because I have always associated spaghetti with happy occassions.
    Name: Lyn Ramos
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  27. My favorite pasta dish is Macaroni and Cheese because I like the creamy taste and texture. My daughter loves it too, and I like bonding with her over it.
    Name: Josefina Perlas
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  28. I love to cook White Cream Pasta For my Family, my little girl loves spaghetti and hubby loves creamy pasta..

    Rona Villanueva
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  29. My favorite pasta dish is Puttanesca because every ingredient blends so well.

    Name: Martin Casas
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  30. Name: Corazon Benosa
    Email: benosacorazon@yahoo.com
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