“Simpler is better”: How I make an Arrabbiata Sauce

“How do you make an Arrabbiata Sauce?”

This question was recently posted on my Facebook page. The following is the answer that I posted back:

“That’s a nice spicy sauce that’s easy to make. You saute some garlic in olive oil. I alway use extra virgin olive oil in my cooking. To the garlic add red chili flakes. The more you add the hotter the sauce. You have to adjust the heat to your taste. Maybe start out with a 1/2 teaspoon. Once the garlic starts to brown, add crushed tomotoes (canned or fresh). Season with salt. You can use the pasta of your choice. I like spaghetti. Although in the States, penne is often used. Plate up & sauce the pasta. You can top it with grated pecorino romano & some flat leaf parsley (not the curly stuff). Buon Appetito!

P.S. Some variations include adding onion and/or pancetta. But I think simpler is better!”

Living to eat,
Tony Mangia


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