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Puttanesca Sauce with Fried Capers over Linguine

This versatile sauce also works great spread on crostini, spooned over soft polenta, or served with poached eggs.

Ingredients: 

Ingredients: 

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1 Tbs. olive oil
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2 Tbs. capers, drained and patted dry with paper towels
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1 red onion, chopped (1 cup)
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3 cloves garlic, minced (1 Tbs.)
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½ tsp. red pepper flakes
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1 lb. cherry tomatoes, halved (3½ cups)
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1 cup fresh basil leaves, thinly sliced, divided
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¼ cup pitted Kalamata olives, coarsely chopped
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12 oz. linguine

Instructions: 

1. Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add capers, and fry 1 to 2 minutes, or until many capers have split. Remove capers with slotted spoon, and drain on paper towels. Add onion to skillet, and cook 3 to 5 minutes, then stir in garlic and red pepper flakes, and cook 1 minute more. Stir in tomatoes, and cook 5 to 7 minutes, or until tomatoes begin to break down. Stir in 1/2 cup basil and olives, and remove pan from heat.

2. Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions. Drain pasta, reserving 1/2 cup cooking water. Add drained pasta to skillet, and toss to combine with sauce, adding some pasta water if mixture seems too thick. Serve garnished with remaining 1/2 cup basil and capers.

Nutrition Information: 

Calories: 
395
Protein: 
14 g
Total Fat: 
7 g
Saturated Fat: 
1 g
Carbohydrates: 
74 g
Cholesterol: 
0 mg
Sodium: 
254 mg
Fiber: 
5 g
Sugar: 
8 g
Yield: 
Serves 4

Comments on this Recipe

Looks good

Good

M-m-m!!!

This was really super good. Cannot really say much more than that!!

I'm making this for the third time tonight. It's one of my favorites--quick and yummy.

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Nice recipe for a summer evening

ok

I made this tonight. So good and easy!

Perfect for a summer evening. I always add artichoke hearts for a little extra flavor.

Made this a couple of days ago - totally yummy! Husband even asked for seconds...

This cooks faster than you can chop so prep all ingredients first. Otherwise, I will make this again and soon. I wondered how I'd like the olives and capers in pasta, but I think I'd add even more next time and I like the recommendation to add artichoke hearts too.

I use a can of plum tomatoes (mashed) and just put the capers in without towel drying. Delicious!

Gotta try this.

Pasta dish

Yum and easy! I used spiced olives and threw the capers in with the tomatoes, added zucchini and what was left of some homemade pizza sauce to make up for not enough tomatoes...perfect.

I made this according to the recipe and found it to be pretty bland. It's more like a pomodoro.

Yummy dish. I used more garlic and red pepper flakes and it was delicious. Definitely a recipe to keep!

Please send some vegetarian dishes with ingredients sold in regular grocery stores i.e.walmart, food lion etc

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