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In a large saucepan, heat the oil.
Add the garlic, anchovies (don't cut them up) and crushed red pepper and cook over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, until golden, about 5 minutes.Add the tomato paste and cook, stirring, for 1 minute.
Add the pureed canned tomatoes. Stir in the sugar, basil, olives and capers. Season with salt and pepper and bring to a boil. Simmer the sauce over low heat, stirring occasionally, until it thickens and is reduced to 3 cups, about 30 minutes. Season again with salt and pepper. Discard the basil sprigs and garlic.
I LOVED this sauce. It's killer! It's hard finding a good Puttanesca sauce in a jar. Actually, it's impossible so make your own. It isn't cheap. It'll run you about $25 including the pasta, but if you are making dinner for that special someone you will win their heart with this recipe.
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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (52g)|
|Recipe Makes: 4|
|Calories from Fat: 136 (86%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 15.1g||20 %|
|Saturated Fat 2.1g||11 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 10.8g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 1.7g|
|Cholesterol 5.1mg||2 %|
|Sodium 455.2mg||16 %|
|Potassium 189.7mg||5 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 4.1g||1 %|
|Dietary Fiber 1g||4 %|
|Sugars, other 3.1g|
|Protein 2.6g||4 %|
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Calories per serving: 158
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