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Pasta Putanesca Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Kathy Ruede

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
3 tbsp olive oil
2 tsp minced garlic
2 tbsp capers
1/2 cup chopped olives
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
1 tsp dried oregano
1/4 cup sliced green onions
2 cans diced tomatoes
salt and pepper to taste

10 oz box vermicelli, cooked and drained, then coated with olive oil

Directions:
Directions:
Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat.

Add garlic, capers, red pepper flakes, oregano and green onions, sauté for 2 minutes.

Stir in tomatoes and simmer for 10 minutes.

Salt and pepper to taste, serve over vermicelli.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
"Pasta Putanesca" means "whore''s pasta," and is supposedly named for a quick meal prostitutes could make for their customers. Whether or not that is true, the meal is definitely quick to make, and quite good.

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