Authentic Puttanesca Recipe

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What is the best puttanesca recipe?

Sautee lots of garlic, red pepper flakes and anchovies in a little olive oil. Add olives, tomatoes and oregano and cook down into a hearty, thick sauce. Toss with spaghetti or bucatini and sprinkle with more black olives and Italian parsley. Cook your sauce slowly, on low flame. Stir often with a wooden spoon so it doesn’t stick and burn.

What is the best pasta for puttanesca?

A popular pasta choice for pasta puttanesca is spaghetti, and that is what I used in this recipe – in fact, common names for this dish are spaghetti alla puttanesca or spaghetti puttanesca. However, any long, thin noodle will do (like linguine, vermicelli, and bucatini).

What are the ingredients for authentic puttanesca sauce?

Puttanesca sauce is a popular Italian pasta sauce recipe. The original Neapolitan ingredients are simple and flavorful. The ingredients include onion, garlic, shallot (optional), olives, capers, and anchovies (if desired). As an Italian, I can tell you we love to talk about food and discussing the correct ingredients for traditional dishes.

How do you make puttanesca pasta?

How do I make pasta puttanesca? Heat the olive oil in a large pan over medium heat. Add the chopped garlic, anchovy paste and chili flakes to the pan. Saute for 1-2 minutes, stirring constantly. Crush the tomatoes by hand then add them to the pan along with the salt and black pepper. Cook for 8-10 minutes over medium heat, stirring occasionally.

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