Spaghetti Amatriciana

hi,

lastnight i made Spaghetti Amatriciana, spaghetti in a tomato sauce with pancetta (or bacon).

here’s how i made it:

you will need:

1 small fresh red chilli

200g pancetta or bacon (cut into cubes)

1 onion

4-5 garlic gloves

1 dash olive oil

800g tinned tomatoes

400g spaghetti

freshly ground black pepper

 

1:

Cut the chilli in half (lengthways) and scoop out the seeds and pith. cut into small cubes. Wash your hands afterwards! Cut the onion up into very small cubes.

2:
Put the olive oil into a heavy-based saucepan. Add the pancetta or bacon and cook over for three mins – until a pale pink. Use a wooden spoon to stir so it cooks evenly.

3:
Lower the heat, add the onions and garlic and cook very gently for ten mins, stirring every now and then – you want to cook the onions until they are very soft.

4:

Add the tinned tomatoes and chilli. Put the lid on and leave over a gentle heat for 40-50 mins, stirring every ten mins. Add a little more water if the sauce starts to stick to the pan. The sauce will become thick and deep red in colour as it cooks.

5:

When your sauce is nearly ready, bring a large pan of water to the boil and cook the spaghetti. drain the pasta and put back in the pan.

6:

Taste the sauce and add freshly ground black pepper, ladle over the pasta and mix together. Serve immediately.

 

I did not make this dish up myself, it is from the silver spoon for kids book. i have made a few changes (more sauce, garlic and more bacon or pancetta.)

 

Hope you liked this recipe,

Laura

 

 

 

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