Monday, January 31, 2011

Recipe: Bite Me's Piquant Pasta Puttanesca

Today's Recipe: Bite Me's Piquant Pasta Puttanesca (still time to win this cookbook on my blog here.)

2 tbsp olive oil
1 medium red onion, finely chopped
2 large garlic cloves, minced
½ cup black olives, pitted and halved
1 tbsp capers, rinsed and drained
½ tsp dried oregano
¼ tsp kosher salt
1/8 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
1 (28oz/796ml) can diced tomatoes
¼ cup dry red wine
¾ lb fettuccini pasta
¼ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
2 tbsp finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

1) For the sauce, heat olive oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add onion and cook 3-4 minutes until softened, stirring occasionally. Add garlic and saut√©? until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add olives, capers, oregano, salt, crushed red pepper flakes and continue to saute for 2 minutes. Add diced tomatoes and red wine, bringing to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low and simmer uncovered for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. 2) For the pasta, bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil over high heat. Add pasta and cook until tender. Drain well and return to pot. Toss hot pasta with puttanesca sauce and Parmesan cheese. Top each serving with fresh parsley. (read here if youre interested in today's title reference)


  1. Mmmmm...the puttanesca pasta recipe sounds DELICIOUS!! I think I am going to give it a try, the Italian in me can't pass it up. Thanks for sharing!