Puttanesca Sauce

Makes enough for 1 lb. prepared dried pasta
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2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil

3 cloves garlic, chopped

1/2 tsp. hot chile flakes, or to taste

1 cup pitted Kalamata olives, drained and halved, 1 tbsp. brine reserved

1 tbsp. drained capers

1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce

28 oz. can tomatoes, diced or crushed (preferably San Marzano)

- salt and pepper, to taste

1/2 cup fresh basil, torn


In a large sauté pan over medium heat, heat olive oil, garlic and chile flakes; sauté until garlic is softened but not browned. Add olives and capers; sauté 2-3 min. Add Worcestershire sauce, brine and tomatoes. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat; simmer 10-15 min. Season with salt and pepper; add basil just before serving. Serve over pasta, polenta, beans, chicken or seafood.

Recipes and photos courtesy of Divina.