ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Spaghetti Putanesca Recipe

Updated on April 5, 2013

Vote for Spaghetti Putanesca!

4.8 stars from 5 ratings of Spaghetti Putanesca

Your Nugget of Nutritional Info for this post:

Anchovies are fishtailing to the top of the "good for you" list today. These tiny fish from the herring family are naturally low in calories, tops in fish that contain omega-3 fatty acids—a naturally occurring anti-inflammatory--and are an excellent source of protein, too, packing 13 grams of protein into a 2 oz serving.

A good way to get your vitamins: niacin, calcium and selenium, too--the salt the fishies are packed in is less optimum. An occasional indulgence at best, let this "worth it" sauce replace another salty indulgence you might otherwise...er...indulge in.

The Results!

Topped with Parmesan, served with some cauliflower & spinach.
Topped with Parmesan, served with some cauliflower & spinach. | Source

All the Ingredients:

Recipe in Rebus

gather your tomatoes, seed, dice and set aside
gather your tomatoes, seed, dice and set aside
drain anchovies, but reserve oil
drain anchovies, but reserve oil
dice the fishies!
dice the fishies!
gather your red peppers & garlic, and mince
gather your red peppers & garlic, and mince
heat reserved anchovy oil & olive oil in pan; add peppers to pan first.
heat reserved anchovy oil & olive oil in pan; add peppers to pan first.
add garlic
add garlic
add anchovies to pan with oil
add anchovies to pan with oil
olives to pan
olives to pan
capers to pan
capers to pan
tomatoes to pan
tomatoes to pan
parsley to pan
parsley to pan
oregano to pan
oregano to pan
stir and simmer 5 minutes
stir and simmer 5 minutes
add al dente pasta, simmer an additional 5 minutes, so sauce assimilates into noodle.
add al dente pasta, simmer an additional 5 minutes, so sauce assimilates into noodle.

Cook Time

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 15 min
Ready in: 30 min
Yields: sauce for 4

Ingredients

  • @8 tomatoes, I picked brown tomatoes for this recipe, but you can pick your favorite
  • 2 tins anchovies, in oil
  • 1-2 red jalapenos, OR
  • generous pinch crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 TBSP. capers, drained
  • 1-2 TBSP. olive oil
  • ½ bulb garlic, diced
  • ½ cup black olives, chopped
  • Handful Italian parsley, chopped
  • Handful oregano, chopped
  • Pasta of choice, whole wheat is a healthy option
  • Handful Parmesan

How to Do It:

  1. Slice tomatoes in half, thumb out seeds, and dice. Set aside.
  2. Open tins of anchovies, chop filets coarsely, and reserve oil. Set aside. (alternatively you can simply crush the soft filets in the sauce as you cook it.)
  3. Gather together your garlic cloves & hot pepper. I am a spicy gal, so I use red jalapeno rather than crushed red pepper flakes, for maximum pop. You decide which heat level you're after, and pick one OR the other--not both.
  4. If you choose the jalapeno option, seed this and mince along with garlic, keeping items separate from each other. Set aside. Otherwise, mince the garlic & set aside.
  5. Heat olive oil & the reserved anchovy oil in pan. Add minced jalapenos.
  6. Add garlic.
  7. Add anchovies.
  8. Add chopped olives.
  9. Add capers.
  10. Add diced tomatoes.
  11. Add chopped parsley.
  12. Add chopped oregano.
  13. Simmer 5 minutes.
  14. Add al dente pasta, and simmer 5 minutes more, giving the pasta a chance to absorb sauce.
  15. Plate, and top with Parmesan Cheese. Add a coupla' veggies, and you're good to go--though you know, a Garlic Cheesy toast might be in order here.

Grab a pasta spoon, top with Parmesan & yum!!

Source

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • CharronsChatter profile imageAUTHOR

      Karen Robiscoe 

      5 years ago from California

      Ceres, you'd be surprised how delightful the anchovies taste, because who isn't leery of those little buggers! Mixed in with all the rest though, they add a really interesting note, and I just know you'll like it. :)

    • Ceres Schwarz profile image

      Ceres Schwarz 

      5 years ago

      This looks really good CharronsChatter. I love pasta but I've never tried this before. I love all the images you have as they just add to your instructions, making them easier to understand. And all your images of the pasta just looks really good and delicious.

    • cuttler profile image

      Cuttler 

      5 years ago from HubPages

      Yummy yummy yummy...am a terrible cook but I think I might be able to pull this one off. The photos are just amazing and offer an easier guide to understanding the process. Am voting this up and sharing it. Useful and awesome too. Thanks for sharing.

    • CharronsChatter profile imageAUTHOR

      Karen Robiscoe 

      5 years ago from California

      thanks, Kathryn. I think the anchovies would surprise you.

    • Kathryn Stratford profile image

      Kathryn 

      5 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      The only thing in this I'm not sure I would like are the anchovies. I like sardines, but I either don't like anchovies, or I have heard so many bad things about them that I have never tried them. I don't remember if I have tried them before!

      This is a unique recipe, and I love pasta!

      Keep it up! These recipes are great!

      Also, I like the way you display the ingredients in an artful way with a backdrop, and the photos showing each step of the process. It is visually appealing!

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)