Beware: when you serve this dish, you will not be the only hottie in the room. This recipe is pasta cu la sarsa but with chilli.🌶️ The dish comes from the Lazio region, around Rome. The critical question with arrabbiata is "How arrabbiata do you want it?" or translated "How angry do you want it?". A question you might as well ask in the bedroom.😉 Arrabbiata means "angry", which refers to the spiciness of the pepper. Make it as hot as you like by using fresh or dried chilli.
cooking time: 20 min
- a big splash of olive oil
- 1 clove of garlic, sliced
- fresh or dried chilli pepper
- 300ml passata di Pomodoro
- 250g pasta
- 8g of parsley, finely chopped
HOW TO MAKE IT?
Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan and fry the garlic and the chilli pepper. Add the passata, salt and pepper and allow to simmer until the pasta is ready.
Cook the pasta in a large amount of water with a generous portion of salt (calculate one litre of water per 100 grams of pasta). You might be wondering, "Michelle, what is a generous portion?". Well, my Mamma always says that pasta water should taste as salty as the sea. Get my point? 😉 Cook the pasta, and when it's ready, spoon it into the pan with sauce. That some cooking liquid joins the pasta is just perfect. It adds extra creaminess. 🤤
Leave the pasta in the pan for a few minutes on high heat while you stir it. The pasta will absorb some of the sauce, and the starch will bind the sauce.
Finish off with a little chopped parsley.
There you go, ready for a steaming hot dinner! 🥵
Buon appetito 😘