Penne Arrabbiata

Penne all’Arrabbiata

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Italian
650
Vegetarian
25 Min

If you like spicy food and like pasta, you will love this dish. We experimented a lot with this recipe until we got something that we felt was close to the typical Roman recipe. The main ingredients we use are: tomato sauce, fried garlic, fried chillis, extra-virgin olive oil and pecorino cheese… My mouth is literally watering as type the name of the ingredients. Maybe it’s because it’s 3 pm, I haven’t eaten lunch and I’m craving for this recipe! ?
This dish brings us great memories. I remember going to Rome for the first time at age 13. I didn’t know that you could eat spicy food in Italy and when I found out that there was a spicy pasta at a small restaurant, I decided to try it. My life changed when I took the first bite and it instantly became my favorite pasta dish.

Ingredients

FRESH FROM THE STORE

  • 2 Garlic Cloves
  • 1 cup Tomato Puree
  • 2 tbsp fresh Ground Pepper
  • 1 -2 Fresno Chilli
  • 1 cup fresh grated Pecorino Cheese

FROM YOUR PANTRY

  • 1 cup Penne Rigate Pasta
  • 4 tbsp Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp Salt

Instructions

Step 1

Prepare the ingredients: Peel the onion. Cut it into small cubes. Dice garlic and Fresno Chili.

Step 2

Heat up 3 cups of water in a pot. When it starts to boil, add pasta. Cook pasta for 5 minutes at medium heat. Drain pasta and set aside.

Step 3

Heat olive oil for 1 min (medium heat) and add the chilli, shallot and garlic. Cook and stir until fragrant (about 2 minutes).

Step 4

Add tomato sauce, salt and pepper. Cook and stir for 2 minutes. Taste sauce for saltiness.

Step 5

Add pasta and stir for 2 minutes. Make sure that the sauce is spread evenly.

Step 6

Divide portions in two. Place pasta on plate. Sprinkle Pecorino cheese on top. Garnish with some diced Fresno Chilies if more spiciness is desired.