Dante D’Antilio says that this is “Southern Italy’s most recommended dinner for the patrons of the world’s oldest profession.” (The word puttanesca is Italian for “in the style of a prostitute.”) Dantilio recommends fresh linguine, but the sauce can work with any pasta style.
Chef Rick Shell makes a lobster broth using lobster bodies, onions, celery, carrots, garlic, corn cobs, herbs, water, bay leaves, and tomato paste all boiled and simmered for an hour, then strained. You can also use any kind of seafood broth.
When you roast winter root vegetables along with shallots, leeks, and garlic, they caramelize and become sweet. Although this soup takes about an hour from start to ﬁnish, the resulting ﬂavor is startlingly complex. It’s important to cut the vegetables about the same size to ensure even cooking.