Friday, July 30, 2010

Pasta Arrabiata

After a long day at the office, didn't feel much like cooking - but as there were no leftovers, had to make something... went for the easiest recipe - made some arrabiata sauce!! So easy and so tasty! Found this recipe at - arrabiata-penne.

Tomatoes, onions, garlic...

Shared this with my dbf who enjoyed it... even though I put too many chili flakes!

This is a perfect dish when you have no food in the fridge!

Penne Arrabiata (my changes in red)

200-250 g penne pasta, dried (I used different pasta and didn't really measure!)

400 g cans chopped tomatoes (14 oz) (I used a 28oz can of diced tomatoes)
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 onions, chopped
1-2 garlic cloves, chopped
1/4 teaspoon chili flakes (added about a tablespoon... which was way too much!)
2-3 pinches basil, dried
salt and black pepper
1 pinch sugar (didn't add)
1/4 cup parmesan cheese, Grated (added low-fat mozzarella)
1 In a small saucepan, gently cook the onion and garlic in the olive oil until the onion has softened.
2 Add the chopped tomatoes with the juice, chilli flakes, basil and sugar.
3 Season with salt and pepper and simmer, stirring frequently for 25-30 minutes until its rendered to a nice thick sauce.
4 Cook the pasta in plenty of salted water until cooked 'al dente', and then drain the pasta.
5 Add the pasta to the sauce and mix in well. Serve with grated parmesan.
6 Add slightly more Chilli if a hotter flavour is required.


Stella said...

Hey Red, I'm red too (smile)! This looks delicious. Sometimes, I just want something simple like pasta arrabiata with a salad...

Julie said...

Looks wonderful!

Chris said...

Just made this tonight. Love it! Of course, I'm a tomato-holic. Just for grins, when I had my second helping, I stirred in a bit of heavy cream. This is now my new favorite pasta sauce!