- 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
- 1 pound uncooked shrimp (31-40 per pound), peeled and deveined
- 3/4 to 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, divided
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 2 to 3 anchovy fillets, finely chopped
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 cups grape tomatoes or small cherry tomatoes
- 1/2 cup dry white wine or vegetable broth
- 1/3 cup pitted Greek olives, coarsely chopped
- 2 teaspoons drained capers
- Sugar to taste
- Chopped fresh Italian parsley
- Hot cooked spaghetti, optional
- In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon oil; saute shrimp with 1/2 teaspoon pepper flakes until shrimp turn pink, 2-3 minutes. Stir in salt; remove from pan.
- In same pan, heat remaining oil over medium heat; saute onion until tender, about 2 minutes. Add anchovies, garlic and remaining pepper flakes; cook and stir until fragrant, about 1 minute. Stir in tomatoes, wine, olives and capers; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, until tomatoes are softened and mixture is thickened, 8-10 minutes.
- Stir in shrimp and sugar to taste; sprinkle with parsley. If desired, serve with spaghetti. Yield: 4 servings.
Reviews forShrimp Puttanesca
"Very easy to assemble. Flavorful. Didn't have capers or parsley. Substituted chicken broth for wine/veg. broth. Reduced the pepper flakes by half to decrease the heat. Would either reduce the spaghetti noodles (i used a small handful) or double the puttanesca otherwise not enough to coat all the noodles. Definately adding to my rotation!"