RECIPE: Udon Alla Puttanesca

Japanese Recipe: Udon Alla Puttanesca

This fun take on Italian spaghetti alla puttanesca combines Japanese noodles with an authentic Neapolitan sauce.

Servings: 2


  • 250g udon noodles (we recommend using 5 Grain Beauty Udon)
  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves (crushed) 
  • 2 dry chili peppers (chopped)
  • 25g anchovies in oil 
  • 10g capers
  • 800g tomatoes (peeled)
  • 100g black olives 
  • 1 bunch parsley (chopped)
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Cook the udon noodles as per the directions on the package. Drain and rinse under cold water. 
  2. Separately, cook the oil, garlic and chili peppers in a large pan for 2 mins on high heat. 
  3. Reduce the heat and add the anchovies and capers. Cook for 5 mins stirring often.
  4. Add the peeled tomatoes and cook for 10 mins. Then add the olives and fresh chopped parsley.
  5. Add the udon noodles and cook together for 1 minute. Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve hot.

2 Responses

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December 05, 2020

We’re glad you enjoyed this international twist on using Japanese noodles! We find the our 5 Grain Beauty Udon has the perfect texture to use as a substitute for noodles in pasta!



December 05, 2020

This is a recipe I didn’t expect at all in the flyer coming with our box of Japanese goodies but it was well worth trying out. My husband loved the heat of it, for myself I would probably tone it down a bit, but it was good nevertheless.

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