I substituted about a tablespoon of anchovy paste for the anchovies. Too spicy for my 11 year old but hubby and I loved it and we had plenty of left overs for lunches.
daneanp Posted: 01/25/09
ssolo7752 Posted: 10/16/09
One recipe I can't agree with the other reviews. We may just not be Puttanesca people. It was an easy recipe to make, but it was way too tomatoey (if that's a word), and a bit too spicy for our taste. I would have added more anchovies and some mild Italian sausage, but I already have another recipe similar to that that I will continue to use. It was worth a try though.
vanessatodd Posted: 12/22/08
This is perfect for a cold night when comfort food is in order. I used about one and a half teaspoons of anchovy paste instead of the anchovies. I thought the flavors were good and strong without being too salty (which is the problem with a lot of puttanesca sauces). It came together quickly and heated up well the next day.
tampaeater Posted: 01/18/09
This is a keeper. Husband and teenager liked it. Recipe did not take very long to put together. Next time I'll use a bit more anchovy.
klwhitney Posted: 05/08/09
Amazing sauce. I used whole wheat spaghetti instead of white. I also added capers, but that was about my only change. I personally would've liked to use a lot more anchovy, like the whole 2 oz can. But it went over very well, so I may not change what I did at all.
Amy0324 Posted: 04/14/13
My husband does not care for anchovies, so I added hot sausage and capers to replace. We also like a really spicy sauce, so I added more red pepper. I also used fettuccine instead of linguine (what I had on hand). Next time I might use anchovies, when my husband is not looking! :-) Anyway, this was a great dish!!!
ILMBeaches Posted: 07/29/13Wilmington, NC
Great flavor, easy to put together. I added a few capers.