Recipe courtesy of David Rocco
Episode: Run Rocco Run
Print
Nonna Maria's Spaghetti alla Puttanesca
Total:
35 min
Active:
20 min
Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Intermediate
Total:
35 min
Active:
20 min
Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients

  • 1 pound spaghetti
  • 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • Chili pepper (fresh or dried)*
  • 4 anchovy filets, coarsely chopped
  • 12 black olives, pitted
  • 1 tablespoon capers
  • 1 cup walnuts, coarsely chopped
  • 1 (14 to 15-ounce) can plum tomatoes with juices, crushed
  • Fresh flat leaf parsley, finely chopped

Directions

While the spaghetti cooks in salted boiling water, prepare the sauce. Heat up some olive oil in a large saucepan. Add the garlic and chili pepper, to taste. When the garlic is golden, add the anchovies, olives, capers, and walnuts. 

Let the mixture cook for about 1 minute before pouring the crushed plum tomatoes into the pan. Cook for approximately 10 minutes on medium heat. 

About a minute before the al dente stage, drain the spaghetti and add it to the saucepan, allowing it to finish cooking in the sauce. Sprinkle the spaghetti with freshly chopped parsley and transfer to a warm plate. Serve immediately.

Cook's Note

*If you like a spicy sauce, add the seeds along with the pepper. If not the pepper is optional.

Categories:

Trending Videos 6 Videos

Step-by-step photos

Steak Essentials 03:26

Everything you need to know to select and grill a perfect steak.

Similar Topics:

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Spaghetti Alla Puttanesca

Recipe courtesy of Debi Mazar and Gabriele Corcos

Spaghetti Alla Caprese

Recipe courtesy of David Rocco

Zesty Spaghetti a la Puttanesca

Recipe courtesy of Nadia G

Spaghetti Alla Carbonara

Recipe courtesy of David Rocco

Spaghetti alla Pescatora

Recipe courtesy of Rachael Ray

Spaghetti alla Carbonara

Recipe courtesy of Nigella Lawson

Spaghetti alla Pescatora

Recipe courtesy of Steps of Rome

Spaghetti alla Carbonara

Recipe courtesy of Gourmet Magazine

Spaghetti alla Bottarga

Recipe courtesy of Mario Batali

On TV

Pizza Masters

7:30am | 6:30c

Pizza Masters

8:30am | 7:30c

Sugar Showdown

9:30am | 8:30c

Sugar Showdown

10:30am | 9:30c

Unique Sweets

11am | 10c

Unique Sweets

11:30am | 10:30c

Unique Sweets

12pm | 11c

Unique Sweets

12:30pm | 11:30c

Unique Sweets

1pm | 12c

Unique Sweets

1:30pm | 12:30c

Good Eats

2pm | 1c

Good Eats

2:30pm | 1:30c

Unwrapped 2.0

3:30pm | 2:30c

Choccywoccydoodah

4:30pm | 3:30c
7pm | 6c
On Tonight
On Tonight
8pm | 7c
9pm | 8c
10pm | 9c
11pm | 10c
12am | 11c
1am | 12c
2am | 1c
3am | 2c

So Much Pretty Food Here