Pasta Puttanesca

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Servings: 4-6 servings
Prep Time: 20 min
Cook Time: 15 min
Difficulty: Easy

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1/4 cup capers, drained
1 cup pitted kalamata olives, halved
1 lb shrimp, peeled
1   (28-ounce) can crushed tomatoes with added puree
6   garlic cloves, chopped
1   (2-ounce) can anchovies, drained, oil reserved, chopped
1 lb linguine
1/2 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper
1/3 cup chopped fresh parsley leaves, for garnish
Salt and freshly ground black pepper


In a large pot, cook pasta in boiling salted water until tender but still firm to bite, stirring occasionally with a spoon. Drain and set aside. In a large skillet, heat the reserved oil from anchovies over medium-high heat. Add chopped anchovies, saute until aroma is released. Add garlic and saute 1 minute. Add tomatoes, shrimp, olives, capers, and dried crushed red pepper. Simmer over medium heat until slightly thickened, stirring occasionally, about 5 minutes. To the skillet add drained pasta and toss in anchovy mixture to coat, garnish with parsley. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.

Recipe courtesy Paula Deen

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I make this for my Italian chef husband but with broccoli, ripe olives, fresh tomatoes, red pepper and top with fresh grated pecorino. It is delicious! I change out with zucchini occasionally, whatever fresh veggies I have on hand.

By Steph on July 10, 2012


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