Monday, July 11, 2011

Shrimp and Pasta Puttanesca

We love pasta in this house - a little too much.  Normally if we have shrimp in the house Hubby makes scampi - he makes a killer scampi!  I'd share his recipe but since he never writes it down it changes every time we have it -always good though.  I made dinner this time and I was inspired by (yes - my favorite magazine again) Real Simple, I made this Shrimp and Pasta Puttanesca -  it totally rocked, I love puttanesca and I liked the idea of making it with shrimp.  Enjoy!!

Recipe from Real Simple
What you need:
1 pound pasta
1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
1 pound peeled and deveined large shrimp (fresh or frozen)
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 1/2 tablespoons capers, roughly chopped
3/4 cup kalamata olives, pitted and roughly chopped
2 anchovy fillets, finely chopped (optional)
1 26- to 32-ounce jar marinara sauce or homemade marinara sauce if you have

What you do:

Cook the pasta according to the package directions. Drain.
Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Season the shrimp with the pepper and cook until they begin to turn pink, about 2 minutes.
Turn the shrimp, add the capers, olives, and anchovies and cook for 2 minutes more.
Add the marinara sauce and cook until heated through, about 4 minutes.
Divide the pasta among bowls and spoon the shrimp and puttanesca sauce over the top.

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  1. This sounds great! I never think of putting shrimp in pasta at home, but I'll order it when we go out all the time. Great way to add some protein!

  2. Oh this looks so good! I really like shrimp and pasta!Love it that you are from the Nashville area also!!

  3. I have never had puttanesca, but I will try it. Thanks for sharing with Fat Camp Friday. See you next week!

  4. Looks delish.

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  5. Ooo! This looks so good! We would love for you to come share this at our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday" link party!

    The Sisters @

  6. Hi Danielle,
    We would just love this wonderful dish, it is a great recipe. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you next week. Have a great week end!
    Miz Helen

  7. Oh my goodness. It's one in the morning, and I should be going to bed, but instead I'm looking at your delicious food and my stomach is grumbling - because, well, there's NOTHING better than anything with shrimp - it's totally one of my favorite, favorite foods! I (surprisingly!) have all the ingredients for this, and will totally be making it in the morning!

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  9. sounds really delicious...thanks for sharing your recipe! visiting from FTF, have a great week. :)

  10. puttanesca was my grans favorite pasta...she never shared her recipe and i don't believe i have ever tried to duplicate it. it is nice to see a recipe for this great sauce and it is just the nudge i need to make it in gran's memory. thank you for sharing with tuesday night supper club!

  11. What a good summertime pasta... Can't wait to try it on my boyfriend :D

  12. Hey Danielle! I made this for SRC today, and it was delicious! I had to skip the shrimp because my husband hates it :-/ but I never would have had the courage to try puttanesca if I hadn't spotted it here! Thanks for sharing.


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