The first time I heard of Pasta Puttanesca, was in the book Belong to Me by Maria de los Santos. (Fabulous book, by the way.) Something triggered my memory of the dish the other day and I decided to make it.
Oh my! This pasta is full of flavor! Garlic, tomatoes, olives, basil, Parmesan and anchovies all come together in a burst of taste. Please don’t leave because I said anchovies. They add so much flavor and you’ll never even know they’re in there. They disappear when cooked, leaving behind only a wonderful taste. Even your kids won’t know about it if you don’t tell them.
This dish is so quick to make. I pulled it together on a Sunday for lunch after church. It’s ready in the time it takes to boil the pasta.
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