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Pasta Amatriciana

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pasta amatriciana

spicy tomato sauce & pasta
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4 servings
Calories 650.87 kcal

Equipment

  • frying pan
  • small sharp knife
  • chopping board
  • mixing spoon
  • fish slice / non-stick spatula

Ingredients
  

  • 450 g pasta
  • 200 g onion chopped into little half cm dice
  • 1 can tomatoes chopped finely
  • 40 g tomato puree
  • 10 g Garlic
  • 1/4 tsp chilli powder
  • 70 g bacon cut into little slithers 1-2 mm x 1 cm with your kitchen scissors
  • 60 ml oil

Instructions
 

  • Fry onions, bacon and seasonings in oil then when onions are softened and beginning to go translucent, add chopped tomatoes and their juice, tomato paste, a tspn salt and cook until you have a sauce that is glossy and will coat the pasta like in the picture.
  • Meanwhile, cook the pasta until al dente in a separate saucepan of salted water. Drain well
  • Place the cooked pasta into the pan with the sauce, and toss it until each penne shape is coated with glossy tomatoey bacony loveliness.
  • The sauce is meant to be a concentrated flavour dressing for the pasta (the Italian way) rather than an enormous blob on the top of plain pasta (the English way!)

Notes

 
 
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