Spaghetti alla Puttanesca

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By Joyce Goldstein

Published 1998

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Everyone has probably heard different stories of the origin of this sauce’s name. Puttana is Italian slang for whore, and this sauce is reportedly as hot and spicy as a lady of the evening. It is quick to assemble and quick to eat, perhaps a dish prepared between appointments. While it is best known as the classic Neapolitan sauce for spaghetti, we have discovered it is a knockout on grilled or baked swordfish, tuna, sea bass, and cod as well. This recipe will sauce six servings of f