Pasta Puttanesca
Recipe type: main course
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Serves: 4
  • all quantities in this recipe are to be adapted to your taste
  • ⅓ cup minced shallot (or if you don't have shallot, onion)
  • 1½ Tbsp. minced garlic
  • 3 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 28 oz. can crushed tomatoes (I use Muir Glen Crushed Tomatoes with Basil)
  • ¼ cup raisins
  • 1 Tbsp. capers plus 1 Tbsp. juice from caper jar
  • 1 Tbsp. Italian seasonings such as oregano, basil, or marjoram or an Italian seasoning mix.
  • (optional black pepper to taste)
  • optional ¼ cup pine nuts as ingredient or garnish
  1. Mince shallot (or onion) and garlic finely.
  2. Heat olive oil in pot on medium low heat.
  3. Add shallot, cook for about three minutes until translucent.
  4. Add garlic and cook for two more minutes.
  5. Add crushed tomatoes and other ingredients.
  6. Simmer for about 20 minutes until the sauce reaches the thickness you desire.
  7. Serve on pasta, garnish with pine nuts if desired.
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