This allergy friendly Chicken Puttanesca Pasta (AIP/Paleo) contains no tomatoes (or other nightshades)! Try it on cassava pasta, sweet potato noodles, or zoodles.
Puttanesca (poo-tah-NES-ka) sauce, also called “Harlot’s Sauce,” is usually full of nightshades. As its name implies, it is normally a spicy sauce, traditionally made with tomatoes, etc. For those of us sensitive to nightshades, that is a big ol’ negatory.
There are ways, however, to trick our brains into thinking that we are eating tomato sauce. Color and acidity are key. That’s what I’ve endeavored to do here. I’m going for color, acidity, and the traditional flavors of green olives, capers, and anchovies. (Hey, leave out what you don’t like. It’s your dinner!)
Alcohol in AIP cooking
You will see that there is red wine in this recipe. Please do not freak out. Wine is ok in an AIP recipe if it is cooked off, which it is here. If you feel twitchy about cooking with wine, leave it out. The red wine vinegar should yield enough acidity to suit our purposes.
Other tomato-less dishes
I have two other recipes for tomato-less pasta sauces! Try my AIP Spaghetti Sauce (TOTALLY legit!), and my Amatriciana Sauce, a tomato-like sauce with bacon and onions. These sauces, including Puttanesca, can go atop zoodles, spaghetti squash, Jovial cassava pasta and sweet potato glass noodles.
Here’s hoping you find ways to enjoy a nightshade-free life, fellow AIPers! Wishing you great love and deep healing.
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