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.
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- 1 Tbs. olive oil
- 2 Tbs. capers, drained and patted dry with paper towels
- 1 red onion, chopped (1 cup)
- 3 cloves garlic, minced (1 Tbs.)
- 1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes
- 1 lb. cherry tomatoes, halved (31/2 cups)
- 1 cup fresh basil leaves, thinly sliced, divided
- 1/4 cup pitted Kalamata olives, coarsely chopped
- 12 oz. linguine
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.
- Calories 395
- Carbohydrate Content 74 g
- Cholesterol Content 0 mg
- Fat Content 7 g
- Fiber Content 5 g
- Protein Content 14 g
- Saturated Fat Content 1 g
- Sodium Content 254 mg
- Sugar Content 8 g