Spicy Shrimp Puttanesca

Spicy Shrimp Puttanesca

Spicy Shrimp Puttanesca

To save time, look for frozen peeled uncooked shrimp in the frozen food section of your supermarket.


Makes 4 servings


8 ounces uncooked linguine, capellini or spaghetti
1 tablespoon olive oil
12 ounces medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
4 cloves garlic, minced
3/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 cup finely chopped onion
1 can (about 14 ounces) no-salt-added stewed tomatoes, undrained
2 tablespoons tomato paste
2 tablespoons chopped pitted kalamata or black olives
1 tablespoon drained capers
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil or parsley


  1. Cook linguine according to package directions, omitting salt. Drain; set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium high heat. Add shrimp, garlic and pepper flakes; cook and stir 3 to 4 minutes or until shrimp are opaque. Transfer shrimp mixture to bowl with slotted spoon; set aside.
  3. Add onion to same skillet; cook over medium heat 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add tomatoes, tomato paste, olives and capers; simmer, uncovered, 5 minutes.
  4. Return shrimp mixture to skillet; simmer 1 minute. Stir in basil; simmer 1 minute. Place linguine in large serving bowl; top with shrimp mixture.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 3/4 cup shrimp sauce with 1 cup cooked linguine
Calories 343
Calories from Fat 18 %
Total Fat 7 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Cholesterol 129 mg
Carbohydrate 43 g
Fiber 5 g
Protein 26 g
Sodium 482 mg

Dietary Exchange

Starch 3
Vegetable 2
Meat 2

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