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Excellent sauce and easy to make. I love my puttanesca sauce a bit more spicy, So I increased red pepper flakes, add a few dashes of red pepper sauce (Tabasco) and about 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper. I also felt it needed to simmer more than twice to time to get to right thickness. In the last few minutes, I tossed in 4-5 large shrimp per person. This is a keeper Maine-iac!

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Sharlene~W March 21, 2007

Puttanesca sauce is something that could be made with quickly and with few ingredients. The ingredients were common to an Italian kitchen. It isn't supposed to be cooked down into a sauce. The tomatoes would have been fresh, and would have been thrown in and cooked through, but still distinct. It's really good either way, but I prefer having the pasta almost ready to go when I throw the tomatoes in. Yum!

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Well-Aged Cooky April 18, 2014

Nice! I added a little sugar and extra dried chills, and simmered the sauce for a lot longer. Next time I'd use more olives and capers as they were few and far between. Then again, maybe I should have chopped the olives a lot finer and at 500 grams I used slightly more pasta than called for in the recipe which would be the equivalent of around 453 grams.

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Soobeeoz November 27, 2013

It was dad's night to cook and I chose this. This was very good and very easy. I used diced canned tomatoes and fresh basil, because I like fresh basil. I even dropped some shrimp in it towards the end because when I worked in a restaurant during college that was how we served our Puttanesca. I served it over angel hair pasta for something different from spaghetti.

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jswinks January 27, 2011

Just a wonderful sauce!!! I am a lover of onions, so I chopped some up and sauteed them along with the garlic. A 5-star recipe!!! Thank you for posting!!! Oh yeah, I added a tad bit of sugar since I like a little bit of sweetness in my spaghetti sauce... ciao!!! :D

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Chef Judith Irene July 31, 2009

I thought this was excellent. I did add a chopped onion that I let cook a little too long, so the sauce was on the sweet side -- my fault! I'll follow the recipe exactly next time, and I'll love it even more. It very closely resembled the restaurant dish I was trying to recreate, and I appreciated that it didn't include any anchovy paste.

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karenrae March 31, 2009

I fixed this last night & even my meat eating hubby said it was good. I loved it & it was even better for lunch today. Couldn't find the capers in the fridge - I thought it needed something so I added a little balsamic vinegar. Will make again!

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Lizzybob January 07, 2008

I have had this with tomato sauce but its better the way it is written here. I can see why the scents would entice anyone. Not neccessarry but, sometimes I add GREEN olives to this recipe. Its so very good. And sub the parm cheese for soy chees or leave it out and it's VEGAN!!Yes! tHANK YOU

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mmgraff December 10, 2007

Putanesca..... indicating "women of the night"...or "Harlots Pasta"...it was easily made with common ingredients...also said to entice suitors with its fragrance....definitely a great sauce....

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luv2cook #6 March 20, 2007
Spaghetti & Puttanesca Sauce