Monday, September 27, 2010

Penne Arrabiata

Everyone has a comfort food that they love whipping up in a short span of time...My comfort food is penne arabiata- With the main star as tomato, you could practically get this on the table within 10 minutes. There are countless variations of making this one- with white wine, red wine, balsamic vinegar....I like to keep it simple with just tomatoes and a strong flavor of garlic (I am nuts about garlic)

If you need something tangy and spicy which doesn't take too much time, then this dish is ideal-



Ingredients-

  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4-5 large garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 can Italian tomatoes with their juice, chopped 
  • 1 or 2 dried hot red chilies, broken into pieces, or 1 tsp hot red pepper flakes to taste
  • Salt to taste
  • Penne pasta
  • Crushed black pepper
  • Grated parmesan to serve


Preparation-

In a pan, saute the onion and garlic with olive oil. Once the onion has softened, add the chopped tomatoes and chilli flakes. Cook the mixture for a few minutes before seasoning it with salt and pepper. Allow it to simmer for 20 minutes till it thickens to a good sauce consistency. Meanwhile, cook the penne pasta in plenty of salted water until it is softened. Remove from fire and drain the excess water. Add the pasta to the sauce and mix well. Serve with grated parmesan!

9 comments:

  1. I like how you make it a bit "spicy" with this dish! :)

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  2. A little spicy? I would just wave one of those peppers over the pasta, and that would be good for me.

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  3. An awesome pasta dish...

    Pushpa @ simplehomefood.com

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  4. Hi Dear,

    You are so innovative..always trying differnt things!!

    Have added your blog to my aggragator..check it out..

    Dr.Sameena@

    www.myeasytocookrecipes.blogspot.com

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  5. Yum! I love how flavorful this is for such a fast dish. Great idea!

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  6. This looks delicious. Best of all it is quick and easy!

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