Bad Guy’s Pasta

Bad Guy’s Pasta

Recipe originally posted: February 28, 2013 New Thoughts I think I covered everything in the original post, including some additional tips along the way. If you like this recipe and would like to contribute to future recipe development, visit my Paypal link. Bad Guy’s Pasta Spaghetti alla puttanesca is a fairly popular Italian pasta dish…

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Recipe originally posted: February 28, 2013

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New Thoughts

I think I covered everything in the original post, including some additional tips along the way.

If you like this recipe and would like to contribute to future recipe development, visit my Paypal link.

Bad Guy’s Pasta

Spaghetti alla puttanesca is a fairly popular Italian pasta dish that you see around. The name is a bit bizarre, as it translates to whore’s style spaghetti. I don’t know where or how this started, and I don’t want to know. In the movie, Made, starring Jon Favreau and Vince Vaughn, Favreau’s character, Bobby, cooks the dish and explains it as “bad girl’s pasta” to his girlfriend’s daughter. I guess that’s a less offensive way to name the dish. When I make mine, I prefer to leave the whores and otherwise bad girls out of it. I call mine, “Bad Guy’s Pasta,” which is a play on the name and, of course, is a reference to Razor Ramon, the Bad Guy, otherwise known as Scott Hall. It’s a fairly simple dish that you can make and clean up inside of 20 minutes. It couldn’t be simpler.

Servings Prep Time
6-8 People 5 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
6-8 People 5 Minutes

Bad Guy’s Pasta

Spaghetti alla puttanesca is a fairly popular Italian pasta dish that you see around. The name is a bit bizarre, as it translates to whore’s style spaghetti. I don’t know where or how this started, and I don’t want to know. In the movie, Made, starring Jon Favreau and Vince Vaughn, Favreau’s character, Bobby, cooks the dish and explains it as “bad girl’s pasta” to his girlfriend’s daughter. I guess that’s a less offensive way to name the dish. When I make mine, I prefer to leave the whores and otherwise bad girls out of it. I call mine, “Bad Guy’s Pasta,” which is a play on the name and, of course, is a reference to Razor Ramon, the Bad Guy, otherwise known as Scott Hall. It’s a fairly simple dish that you can make and clean up inside of 20 minutes. It couldn’t be simpler.

Servings Prep Time
6-8 People 5 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
6-8 People 5 Minutes

Instructions

  1. Get a big pot of water up to a boil on a back burner and add a punch of salt.

  2. If using peeled tomatoes, crush tomatoes in a bowl using your hands or a fork.

  3. Coat a pan with olive oil and lightly cook the minced garlic.

  4. Add everything except the parsley.

  5. Cook over medium heat for 15 minutes. Remove from the heat, add the parsley, and taste for seasoning. Add salt and pepper as required. (I promote seasoning in layers, but with brined capers, cured olives, and salty anchovies, there’s plenty of salt added at the beginning to layer the dish. In fact, I think I barely needed to add salt at the end.)

  6. Cook your pasta for a minute less than the package says.

  7. Add pasta to sauce over low heat. Toss carefully with tongs. Add 1-2 TBSP of water from boiling pasta until sauce gets tight around the pasta.

  8. Transfer to a warmed plate and enjoy!

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