Sunday, March 8, 2009

Penne all' arrabbiata (The Angry Penne) 惱怒尖管麵

The Angry Penne

Arrabbiata = angry, but aren't spicy foods exciting and awakening?
All'arrabbiata means "angry style", and it's named as such due to the heat of the peppers.
This is a spicy cherry tomato pasta dish. Fresh tomatoes develop a light savory sauce, and when biting into the halved cherry tomatoes, it cuts the spiciness a bit. But it is heat from the chilies make this one of our favorite dishes.

Cooking time: 30 minutes
Serving size: 4

penne pasta: 320 grams
cherry tomatoes: 300 grams
chopped garlic: couple of cloves
red chillis: 2 / small serrano chiles: 3
olive oil
salt and pepper
fresh basil

Add pasta to boiling salted water and cook until al dente.
Heat oil in a large sauté pan. Add the garlic and chopped fresh pepper, and sauté for about 5 minutes. Add the halved cherry tomatoes, stirring to combine with the garlic and pepper flakes. Simmer for about 10 minutes or until the mixture becomes a nice sauce.

Drain pasta and add into sauce, slightly toss for 2 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste, and fresh basil on top.

our lips burning from the chiles...



  2. I will try this dish this week.