Spaghetti alla Puttanesca

Carolyn Haas

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Spaghetti alla puttanesca (literally "spaghetti a la whore" in Italian) is a tangy, somewhat salty Italian pasta dish invented in the mid-20th century. The ingredients are typical of Southern Italian cuisine: tomatoes, olive oil, olives, capers and garlic.


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Serves:

4

Prep:

25 Min

Cook:

15 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

8 ounces
pasta (spaghetti, penne, linguine)
1/2 cup
olive oil
3 cloves
garlic, minced
2 cups
pureed tomatoes
1 Tablespo
anchovy paste
2 tablespo
tomato paste
3 tablespo
capers
20
black or green olives, pitted and coarsely chopped
1/2 teaspo
red pepper flakes

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook pasta in boiling water for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
2
Heat oil in a skillet over low heat; cook garlic in oil until golden. Add tomatoes, and cook 5 minutes. Stir in anchovy paste, tomato paste, capers, olives, and red pepper flakes. Cook 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
3
Toss pasta with sauce, and serve.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pasta
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: Italian