"This spicy dish has bold flavors using items from my pantry. I learned this trick for pitting olives: Place the back of your hand on the flat side of the knife against the olive, then give it a hard press to lightly smash it." —Nicolette Manescalchi, Minneapolis
8 cups hot cooked linguine (about 1 pound uncooked pasta)
1/3 cup (1 1/2 ounces) grated fresh Parmesan cheese
How to Make It
Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add anchovies to pan; cook 1 minute. Add garlic; cook 30 seconds. Add red pepper; cook 30 seconds. Add vodka; cook 1 minute. Add olives, crushed tomatoes, and diced tomatoes to the pan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and stir in 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, salt, and black pepper.
Combine tomato mixture and pasta in a large bowl; toss well. Arrange about 1 1/4 cups pasta mixture on each of 8 plates; sprinkle each serving with 2 teaspoons cheese.
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