Pasta Puttanesca (image to come)

**It looked so tasty, I ate it before taking a picture, so it will likely be a while before one is added**

This pasta is a nice treat on weekdays, being tasty, quick, and a little out of the ordinary. The name even hints at how easy it is to make. “Pasta puttanesca” translates to “pasta in the style of the prostitute” because it was allegedly so easy to make, a prostitute could prepare it between customers while its cheap ingredients made it accessible to the poor. Furthermore, it involves a red sauce with fish rather than meat, making it ideal for those who don’t eat beef or for Lenten Fridays (Catholics).

Ingredients:
1 can diced tomatoes in tomato juice
1 can tomato paste
1 can anchovies (drained)
olives and/or capers to taste (I use about 8 olives)
~1/4c balsamic vinegar (to taste)
~3Tbsp granulated garlic (or garlic powder) (to taste)
red pepper flakes to taste
~1/3 lb angel hair pasta

Directions:
1. In a saucepan or skillet mix tomatoes, tomato paste, anchovies, olives, capers, balsamic vinegar, garlic, and pepper. on medium low heat bring to a simmer and mix throroughly
2. cook and drain the pasta in a separate sauce pan.
3. mix pasta and sauce together and serve.

Time: 20min Serves: 3 (4 if you serve with garlic bread)

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