Linguine Puttanesca With Smoked Mussels and Crab

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READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by CookETC

Puttanesca ("harlot sauce", roughly translated) is one of my favorite Italian pasta dishes. This is a modified version of Rachel Ray's Puttanesca in which I use smoked mussels (the kind in a tin) and and fish sauce as an alternative to anchovies. I also toss in IMITATION crab meat.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat olive oil on medium heat.
  2. Add smoked mussels, with liquid, and cook for about 5-7 minutes smashing up the mussels.
  3. Lower heat to medium-low and add fish sauce, garlic, red pepper flakes, black pepper, and dried parsley, cooking for about 2-3 minutes.
  4. Add crushed tomatoes, chicken broth, black olives, and green olives, cooking for about 15 minutes.
  5. Add imitation crab meat and cook another 5 minutes.
  6. Cook and drain linguine noodles, then toss with the puttanesca sauce.
  7. Set out grated romano or parmesan for topping.
  8. Serve with garlic bread.

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