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.


METHOD

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.

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