PENNE ALL'ARRABBIATA Max cost £3.25, $5 Takes about 30 minutes

Penne with angry (chilli) sauce Serves 4 as a main course

On my arrival in Calabria, some years ago, I was whisked off to lunch. A bowl of beautiful peppers arrived and having observed the locals I decided to copy them and dug in. One bite later and I lost the use of my taste buds for 24 hours.
This recipe while spicy will not have the same effect.
This sauce does not keep well.


Heat the oil in a small pan and gently fry the garlic and chilli until the garlic is a deep golden colour (do not allow the garlic to burn or your sauce will be bitter). Add the tomato pulp/passata and cook gently for 5-6 minutes. Season to taste.

Cook the pasta in plenty of boiling salted water until al dente. Drain the pasta, transfer to a heated serving dish and mix with the sauce and the chopped parsley.

Serve immediately with freshly grated parmesan cheese.