Spaghetti alla Puttanesca

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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.

Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

Comments:
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

How to Make Spaghetti alla Puttanesca

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.

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About Spaghetti alla Puttanesca

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



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