Pop's Puttanesca

by Sue and Jay
(Florida)

About 25 years ago, my father-in-law cooked up this pasta dish on a Sunday afternoon in the Catskills (NY). Our kids were young and asked what "Pop" was making to eat. Rather than go into the whole "puttanesca" thing, we told them it was "Linguine with Lotsa Stuff!"


When Pop was asked for the recipe and how much of each ingredient to use, he would say, "a little more than usual", or "a handful" of this or that. It took years to finally figure out what he meant!

Pop left us in 2002, but we think of him every time we make this dish. Enjoy!!!

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/4 C Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 4 cloves chopped (not minced!) Garlic
  • 1/2 t dried Oregano
  • 1/4 t dried Red Pepper
  • 1/2 medium Onion, diced
  • 1 can crushed tomatoes (24 oz)
  • 1 T dried Basil
  • 1/2 t Salt
  • 1/4 C Capers
  • 1/2 C Oil Cured Black Olives, pitted
  • 5-6 Anchovie Filets
  • 1 lb Fettucine, Linguine, Perciatelli, or Bucatini

    PREPARATION

  • In a large sauce pan (or frying pan), heat 3T olive oil over medium heat.
  • Mix in Oregano and Red Pepper.
  • After a minute, add onions and saute 7-10 minutes.
  • Add remaining olive oil, garlic and anchovies and continue to cook until garlic is fragrant but NOT browned.
  • Add crushed tomatoes, basil and salt.
  • Keep the heat medium/high to cook tomatoes down, about 20 minutes.
  • If too thick, add 1/2 C chicken broth or white wine.
  • In the last 5 minutes or so, throw in the olives and the capers.
  • Serve over the pasta of choice and enjoy!

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    Aug 12, 2009
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    Great
    by: Anonymous

    This is a great old time recipe..Have a glass of wine with the pasta and your in heaven.....

    Jul 24, 2009
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    Pop's Puttanesca
    by: Tony L.

    I have enjoyed this recipe several times. Love the story and we all loved Pops....

    Jul 22, 2009
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    Yummm!
    by: Christina

    I could go for some right now. The thought of it brings me back....

    Jul 22, 2009
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    great!!
    by: Anonymous

    This is a recepie that every italian must try!!
    More than good, GREAT!

    Jul 20, 2009
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    Great Dish to fill a family
    by: Anonymous

    This is a recipe for those families that love to have a sunday dinner together like ours did. Memories are made at these dinners.

    Jul 20, 2009
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    Thanks Pop!
    by: Roe and Bruce

    We have enjoyed this dish for many, many years and since Pop has left us, we still always think fondly of him when we eat it. It is delicious!

    Another favorite Pop recipe of ours was his mussels! Truly wonderful!

    Jul 20, 2009
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    Great times in the Catskills
    by: Anonymous

    I remember the good summer fun and great food thanks pop

    Jul 20, 2009
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    Delicious!
    by: Ken

    Title says it all.

    Jul 20, 2009
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    GREAT RECIPE
    by: HELEN

    Great recipe... And even better story....

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