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Pasta Putenesca from 'Night of Italiano'

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  Water 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), divided
  Fresh asparagus spears 1 Cup (16 tbs), cut into 1 inch pieces
  Salt 1 Pinch
  Parmesan cheese 2 Tablespoon, grated
  Tomato sauce 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Pasta 2 Cup (32 tbs), partially cooked

1. In a large saute pan over high heat, add ¼ cup of water. Bring to a boil, then add asparagus spears and salt. Steam for 2 minutes.
2. When the water is almost evaporated, add pasta and stir well. Lower the heat, add some more water, then add 2/3 of sauce and stir thoroughly. Let it simmered for a few minutes. Add in the remaining sauce and stir again.
3. Reduce the heat and check the consistency of the pasta. Add additional sauce if necessary.
4. Garnish the pasta with grated parmesan cheese.

5. Serve the Pasta Puttanesca along with fresh basil on top.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
5 Minutes
Ready In: 
15 Minutes
Quick Pasta Putenesca
Tender pasta with asparagus flavor is certainly a mouth watering combintaion. Chef Jason Aziz makes this delightful dish in easy and simple method, tempting you to run to your kitchen to try your hands in it. No doubt, you will fall in love with this exotic pasta dish.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 202 Calories from Fat 25

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 3 g4.2%

Saturated Fat 1.2 g6.2%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 5.1 mg1.7%

Sodium 292.3 mg12.2%

Total Carbohydrates 34 g11.2%

Dietary Fiber 2.5 g10%

Sugars 5.1 g

Protein 9 g17.3%

Vitamin A 12.6% Vitamin C 15%

Calcium 11.4% Iron 9.7%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


tanya3286's picture
This seems like a very delightful pasta... the garlic and the asparagus will go nicely with black olives.. I would still add some more veggies in this.. very nice! :)
foodpsychologist's picture
Pasta Putenesca looks terrific ! Thanks for the suggestions too. They can be really helpful when it comes to taste and health. I"d like to use garden fresh spinach in my dish. I think a bit of onion seasoning also will go well with this, i guess.
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