Amount of tomatoes in Puttanesca Sauce

Discussion in 'Food & Cooking' started by markv, Apr 21, 2005.

  1. markv

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    Dear Friends:

    I have been reviewing numerous puttanesca sauces. Almost all are based on one pound of pasta. Moreover, the amount of the anchovies, garlic, olives, and capers doesn't vary a great deal across the recipes.

    The amount of the tomato however, varies from less than a pound to 2 lbs (usually canned crushed/chopped tomatoes), across the recipes I reviewed.

    I was wondering how much tomato you guys use, based on one pound of pasta. I like a 28 oz. can myself.

    Thank you.

    Mark
     
  2. kerryclan

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    Hi, MarkV: I use one large can of tomatoes per pound of pasta for this sauce because I don't like it too tomatoey. I prefer the other ingredients to be dominant and the tomato more of a binder.

    BTW, I've made it without tomatoes altogether, and it's great!
     
  3. markv

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    Kerryclan:

    How many ounces is that "one large can"?

    Mark
     
  4. kerryclan

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    28 oz. is large to me. I sometimes use 16 oz. Muir Glen chopped for smaller amounts of pasta.