TV Dinner: Shrimp Puttanesca

TV Dinner: Scampi Puttanesca

WATERTOWN, N.Y. (WWNY) - It's a one-pot meal that's surprisingly light.

Chef Chris Manning prepares Scampi Puttanesca, an old-school Italian pasta dish whose name refers to ladies of the night.

It's very simple to toss together. You can see for yourself in the video.

Scampi Puttanesca

- 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

- 1 small onion, finely diced

- 1 green onion, minced

- 1/4 cup medium pitted ripe olives

- 1/4 cup green salad olives

- 1/4 cup mild banana pepper rings

- 4 cloves garlic, minced

- 2 large tomatoes, diced

- 1/2-pound peeled & deveined shrimp (31-40 count works well)

- 1 tablespoon capers, drained

- 1 pound penne or cavatappi pasta, cooked & drained

- Parmesan or Asiago cheese for garnish

Add oil, onions, olives, and banana peppers to a four-quart Dutch oven and cook on medium heat until the onion begins to wilt. Add garlic, tomatoes, shrimp, and capers and cook for 2 or 3 minutes.

Add the pasta and toss to coat. Cook until heated through.

Serve in individual bowls and garnish with Parmesan or Asiago.

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