Sauce Puttanesca

Serves 4

Colorfully named after Italian ladies of the evening, this simple yet impactful sauce is quite quickly tossed together. This makes enough sauce to serve four using 1/2 pound of pasta. Penne is a good choice.

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 8 anchovy filets
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 28-ounce can tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup pitted olives
  • 1/4 cup drained capers
  • 2 tablespoons dried parsley
  • Salt and pepper

In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add anchovies, garlic, oregano, and pepper flakes. Sauté for 2-3 minutes. Add remaining ingredients, and simmer for 10-15 minutes while the pasta cooks. Drain pasta. Add directly to the skillet with the sauce, tossing to coat. Add salt and pepper to taste.