Amatriciana pasta
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Amatriciana pasta

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Serves 4

Slightly spicy tomato and bacon pasta dish - utterly irresistible

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Ingredients

  • 400g linguine or spaghetti pasta
  • 120g streaky bacon
  • 1 onion
  • 1 dried chilli
  • 1can (450g) chopped tomatoes
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • dash of maggi or worcester sauce
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • chopped parsley and parmesan to serve

Method

    1. Thinly slice the onion and cut the bacon into pieces of about 7mm thickness. Discard the seeds of the chilli and chop finely.
    2. Heat the olive oil in a saucepan and fry the bacon on a low heat. Once the bacon starts to become slightly crispy on the edges, add the onion and chilli. Cook on a low heat until the onions start to caramelise. (POINT: At least 15mins)
    3. Add the chopped tomatoes and sugar and leave the sauce to thicken on a low to medium heat for 15-20mins.
    4. Season with a little salt, pepper and dash of maggi or worcester sauce.
    5. Pour over cooked pasta and serve with chopped parsley and grated parmesan.

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shingitai
27th Jun, 2017
5.05
very tasty and easy to make
SOMANYSPAMCOMMM...
14th Jul, 2016
Onion? Sugar? Parsely? Maggi sauce?! Certainly not Amatriciani.
JenniferMM
19th Dec, 2015
5.05
Forgot to rate.
JenniferMM
19th Dec, 2015
5.05
This is a fab recipe, so few ingredients yet so tasty. Even my picky children love it!
scott50_uk
17th Jan, 2015
5.05
Made this several times and have always loved the results. Made absolutely no changes to the recipe. Delicious.
catbail
24th Jun, 2014
5.05
A great store cupboard standby - tasty, cheap and easy. We all enjoyed it (didn't change anything).
matriciana
24th Nov, 2013
the very matriciana of amatriciana is site http://www.matriciana.com/england.htm
woolcos
27th Aug, 2013
This recipe is delicious - thanks for the tip about 'at least 15 mins for the onions' I would have given it about 5 mins without this guidance. I completely forgot to add the Worcestershire sauce and it still tasted great. Unusual for me but I found that it didn't need any additional salt either, maybe because the streaky bacon I used had enough in it.
flirtinflight
9th Jan, 2013
5.05
The whole family loved this quick and easy recipe!
bucatini
8th Jan, 2013
The traditional pasta for Amatriciana is bucatini. You an use penne or spirals but linguine are inappropriate. Pancetta cubes should be used not bacon and the cheese should be pecorino. Where the worcestershire sauce comes into an Italian recipe is beyond me. I do get upset about traditional dishes of other countries being anglicised because when people go to that particular country they start to complain that the dish is not like we have back home!

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sarraceniac
26th Mar, 2014
(A)Matriciana has been one of my favourite pasta sauce for years but I am, in my dotage, no longer allowed streaky bacon; too much fat. However this is still great, quick and easy, using de-fatted back bacon or even lean ham. A few strips of sweet pepper and/or a few mushrooms cooked with the onions are great variations too, and don't forget a clove of crushed, chopped garlic.