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Pasta Arrabiata

Pasta Arrabbiata

This is a very simple tomato base for a lot of pasta dishes. Add seafood for a pasta marinara or chopped up chorizo or ham if you are a bit more carnivorous. Arrabbiata is a spicy chilli laced version. You can also add other cooked vegetables (aubergines, courgettes, peppers etc) to make a more substantial meal.
Course Lunch
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 2 -3
Calories 250 kcal
Author Fiona Maclean

Ingredients

sauce

  • 1-2 shallots finely chopped
  • 1 chilli de-seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tin tomatoes 400g

to serve

  • 150 g pasta
  • parmesan

sauce

  • 1 clove of garlic finely chopped or mushed

Instructions

sauce

  1. Soften the shallots in the olive oil for about 8 minutes
  2. Add the chilli and garlic and cook for a further minute
  3. add the tinned tomatoes and bring to a gentle simmer.
  4. cook, stirring occasionally for around 30 minutes till the sauce has reduced by about a third
  5. check and adjust the seasoning to taste

to serve

  1. cook the pasta according to the packet instructions
  2. drain the pasta and stir through the sauce thoroughly so all the pasta is nicely coated
  3. plate up and add freshly grated parmesan to taste