Active Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
20 to 24 large shrimp, shelled and deveined
1 small yellow onion, chopped
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 anchovy filets, chopped
1 teaspoon crushed red chili flakes
1 pound grape tomatoes, halved if large
1/3 cup pitted Kalamata or oil-cured olives, coarsely chopped
1/2 cup dry white wine
2 tablespoons tomato paste
2 teaspoons capers, drained and rinsed
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons chopped fresh Italian parsley
Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the shrimp in one layer and lightly season with salt. Cook until pink on both sides and barely cooked through the centers (they will continue to cook in the sauce), about 4 minutes, turning once. Transfer to a plate.
Add 1 tablespoon oil to the same skillet. Add the onion and sauté over medium heat until softened, 2 to 3 minutes. Add the garlic, anchovies, and red pepper flakes and sauté until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add the tomatoes, olives, white wine, tomato paste, capers, and black pepper. Cook until the tomatoes break down and the sauce thickens, 15 to 20 minutes, stirring frequently to break up the tomatoes.
Nestle the shrimp into the sauce and simmer until thoroughly cooked and heated through, 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in the parsley. Serve warm with crusty bread.
20 thoughts on “Shrimp Puttanesca”
I love this version of that classic Italian dish. A perfect combination.
Nice dish. Puttanesca is one of my favorite Italian sauces. Instead of using whole anchovies, I use anchovy paste as I am usually just cooking for two people.
What a beautiful dish.
thanks, I will definitely use this sauce with all kinds of seafood 🙂
You managed flavor and healthy in same beautiful cast iron pan.
My cast iron pan makes me very happy 🙂
I know it’s like that sometimes – you wait and wait and finally make something and it’s so fabulous you wonder why you waited so long. Crazy, but this looks like it was well worth the wait!!
I haven’t made Shrimp Puttanesca either but as a lover of shrimp I need to try this recipe! The intense flavors make for a radiant weekend dinner, well done!
I prepared this last night. Simply fabulous. Thanks for a great dish.
Thank you for letting me know – so glad you liked it.
I always shy away from using anchovies for the exact same reason, exposed to too much bagna cauda as a kid, I guess. This dish looks too good not to follow your lead, thanks for the push.
Making it right now. It looks and sounds delicious!
This is a delicious recipe! I made it tonight, and we all loved it. I’ll made it again soon.
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