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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12 comments:

  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!

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

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  3. I have never had puttanesca, but I will try it. Thanks for sharing with Fat Camp Friday. See you next week! http://bit.ly/npf0ml

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  4. Looks delish.

    We'd love you to share your recipes with us at
    Simply Delish Saturday

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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! http://sixsistersstuff.blogspot.com/2011/07/strut-your-stuff-saturday-week-2.html

    Love,
    The Sisters @ sixsistersstuff.blogspot.com

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  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

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  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. :)

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  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!

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

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  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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