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Arrabiata is one of the classic Italian pasta sauces based on tomato and red pepper.
Arrabiata is also Italian for "wild", "fierce" or "furious".
The recipe comes from the region of Rome.

Pasta alla Arrabiata, an Italian dish prepared by the Happy Chief Cook.

For the pasta I have used Farfalle.
It's a pretty spicy pasta dish.
The cherry tomatoes give the dish an explosion of sweet and it helps a little to extinguish the fire.

If the Pasta alla Arrabiata is too spicy, a glass of milk will extinguish the fire.

If you leave out the bacon then it is a vegetarian dish.

With the preparation of the Pasta alla Arrabiata, are you continuously busy.
While everything is baking, make the following ingredients ready for cooking.

Preparation time : 20 à 25 minutes.
Serves: 2.


50 grams bacon,
4 roma tomatoes (plum tomatoes),
1 onion,
10 cherry tomatoes,
1 solo clove garlic,
2 dried red peppers,
1 tablespoon black olives (pitted, sliced),
200 grams penne or other pasta,
handful of fresh basil,
salt (to taste),
3 tablespoons olive oil.


Put the pasta in a pan, add 1 tablespoon olive oil.
Toss everything well, so the pasta is covered with a thin layer of olive oil.
Sprinkle salt to taste and pour cold water on the pasta (about 1 liter of water per 100 grams of pasta).
Put the pasta on the stove.

Heat the olive oil in a saucepan.
Cut the bacon into small pieces, and bake.

While the bacon is cooking, you can chop the onion and cut the garlic into thin slices.
Sauté them briefly, along with the cooked bacon in a saucepan.

Crumble the dried red peppers into small pieces and stir it with the onion and garlic.
Fry the onion, until it has a golden tint.

Cut the tomatoes into cubes and add them to the saucepan.
Bake them on medium heat until they begin to fall apart and the sauce begins to take shape.

Season to taste with salt and add the olives and cherry tomatoes.
Fry briefly.

Pour the water of the pasta once it is al dente.

Pour the sauce over the drained pasta.
Stir briefly to mix everything well.

Distribute the pasta alla Arrabiata on the plates.

Garnish the pasta alla Arrabiata with chopped basil.


Test the pasta regularly if it is al dente, by the time that the pasta is cooked.


Prepared by the Happy Chief Cook. Posted on March 30, 2011.