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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 146.6
  • Total Fat: 7.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 9.6 mg
  • Sodium: 931.8 mg
  • Total Carbs: 16.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4.8 g
  • Protein: 7.0 g

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Puttanesca Sauce

Submitted by: MALEFICENT1964

Introduction


The dish has an intresting history - that might be urban legend might be turth... Some says it has aphrodisiac properties. but supposedly this is the dish that the hookers in areas of italy would cook and the intoxicating smell of the garlic and other ingredients would entice 'customers' to their door

The dish has an intresting history - that might be urban legend might be turth... Some says it has aphrodisiac properties. but supposedly this is the dish that the hookers in areas of italy would cook and the intoxicating smell of the garlic and other ingredients would entice 'customers' to their door

Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    1 can crushed tomatoes
    4 cloves garlic
    1/2 cup black olives, chopped
    2 tbs capers
    1 tbs olive oil
    1 can anchovies, chopped
    1 tbs red pepper flakes (or to taste)
    1/2 cup fresh chopped parsley

Directions

In a skillet, add the anchovies with the oil, the capers, the chopped tomatoes, the olives and the pepper.

Simmer about 15 minutes
.
Remove from the heat and add the parsley, finely chopped.

Serve over pasta.


Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user MALEFICENT1964.





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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    The story is not apocryphal, it is fact. "Puttanesca" in Italian means "In the style of the prostitute". When I make this I use fresh tuna (because my family won't eat anchovies) and fresh tomatoes (to reduce sodium intake). Plum tomatoes are best; you need about two pounds. Thanks for sharing! - 2/9/09

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  • As the former "DAN_ODEA" I should have linked in my Americanized version (as noted above). Sorry about that; here's the link: http://recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-deta
    il.asp?recipe=551942. - 10/22/10

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  • It was very good. Loved it. I added meatballs, which if I did it again I would instead add chicken breast. Works better with sauce I think. - 12/10/09

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  • I'll make it again! Next time I won't use as much red pepper flakes, my husband and I love spice so but it was too much! - 2/22/09

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