Shrimp-And- Bow Tie Puttanesca

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins

This tasty pasta dish is made extra-hearty with the addition of plump, sauteed shrimp.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large pot of salted water cook pasta according to package directions; Drain.
  2. Meanwhile, in a bowl toss shrimp with seasonings, salt and pepper.
  3. In large nonstick skillet heat 1 tablespoon oil over mediun-high heat; add shrinp.
  4. Cook until pink and opaque, 1 to 2 minutes per side; remove from skillet.
  5. In same skillet heat remaining oil over medium-high heat.
  6. add garlic, olives, capers and anchovies; cook, stirring,1 minute.
  7. Add tomatoes, tomato sauce, sugar and pepper flakes.
  8. Cook, stirring once, until bubbling, 1-2 minutes.
  9. Stir in shrimp; cook until just heated thruogh, 1-2 minutes.
  10. In bowl toss pasta with sauce; sprinkle with parmesan, if desired.


Most Helpful

I planned to make putanesca but wanted something extra--and shrimp was it. Good idea. I also diced and sauteed a baby eggplant for more chunk. Also I had mirepoix made from last nights meal so sauteed that in too.

I don't trust the crushed garlic in a jar. Have heard it goes bad. I used the frozen minced garlic from Trader Joes.

Ivy Food Sleuth August 11, 2010

Absolutely delicious! Only changes I made were to leave out the capers, used a 28 oz can of tomatoes and let the sauce simmer for about 20 minutes for flavors to blend before adding the shrimp. Thanks, Barb for another great recipe which we really enjoyed.

Marie November 14, 2004

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