So I thought why not make kind of a Linguine Aglio e Olio (Linguine with Oil and Garlic), adding anchovies, olives and capers. Boy, was it good and it is even quicker to make than it’s tomato based counterpart. A perfect weeknight pasta dish. As for the name, “White Puttanesca” seemed a lot catchier than “Aglio e Olio with Anchovies, Olives and Capers”.
Linguine with White Puttanesca Recipe
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1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
2 cloves garlic, chopped
6 anchovy fillets, chopped
pinch of salt
pinch of crushed red pepper
1 tablespoon capers
12 oil-cured black olives, pitted
1 pound linguine
- Bring a pot of generously salted water to a boil. Add the linguine and cook uncovered over high heat until al dente.
- After you add the pasta to the pot, heat olive oil in a large sauté pan over medium high heat. Add garlic, anchovies, salt and red pepper. Cook until garlic starts to soften.
- Add capers and olives, and oregano. Continue cooking until garlic is lightly browned.
- Drain pasta, add to pan with the sauce and stir vigorously until well combined and the linguine is coated with the oil.