Puttanesca is derived from the Italian word for a lady of the night. This dish is spicy, fast, and easy. Easy to figure out where we got the name. From "Catsrecipes Y-Group"
- Source: Rachel Ray
- Serves up to 4
- 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- a shake or two of crushed red pepper flakes
- 4 anchovies (optional)
- 1 can crushed tomatoes (28 oz)
- 2 tbsp capers (a palmful)
- 1 palmful pitted oil cured black olives
- 1 palmful chopped fresh flat leaf parsley
- 1 pound linguine, cooked until al dente
- Heat oil, garlic, and crushed red pepper over medium heat in a skillet.
- When garlic speaks, add anchovies, if using and cook until they melt away.
- Add tomatoes, capers, olives, and parsley.
- Add cooked pasta to pan.
- Heat through.
- Dump onto serving platter.
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