Bucatini or Spaghetti all’Amatriciana

Bucatini or Spaghetti all’Amatriciana
Recipe type: main course
Cuisine: Italian
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The origins of this amazing italian recipe, Spaghetti or Bucatini all’Amatriciana are a bit debated. Some claim this recipe was born in Amatrice, a small town that is located between the central Italian regions of Lazio and Abruzzo. Every year in August is even held in Amatrice the “Spaghetti all’Amatriciana” Festival. There are also those who claim this recipe was born in Rome at the tavern owned by a man born in Amatrice, who simply modified a basic recipe called the “Grice,” adding onions and tomato. We would like to share with you the traditional recipe from Amatrice, then if you want to try a variant adding onion it is fine as well! You will need only to fried onion toghether with bacon. This recipe is quick and easy, but yummy! Ideal to taste with friends at home with a good italian wine!
  • 400 gr. Bucatini or Spaghetti
  • 350 g tomato puree
  • 100 gr bacon
  • 1 Chilli
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 75 grams of Pecorino cheese

  1. Prepare the bacon by removing the hard rind. Cut the bacon into cubes or strips. In a pan, you have to fry the bacon in oil adding chopped red pepper. When the fat part of the bacon will become transparent, fades with the white wine. Let the wine evaporate.
  2. Now drain and remove the bacon from the pan and set aside to keep it warm. Pour the tomato sauce in the pan together with bacon’s cooking juice.
  3. Meanwhile, cook the pasta: bucatini or spaghetti. The process for cooking pasta is always the same: in a saucepan bring to boil plenty of salted water. When water is boiling pour the pasta and cook it for the minutes of cooking as indicated on the package. Now drain and pour pasta directly into the pan. Add bacon. Saute all for a couple of minutes, making the pasta mixing well with the sauce. Grind black pepper to taste and add grated pecorino cheese. Buon Appetito!

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