PENNE ALL' ARRABBIATA or ANGRY PENNE

If there are two dishes in Italy that gather friends around a table for sure are penne all'arrabbiata (yes angry penne), and spaghetti aglio, olio e peperoncino (spaghetti with garlic, olive oil & chili).

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This recipe belongs to the Roman culinary tradition but made in many other Italian regions too.

It's Called "angry" due to the tomato sauce made hot with dried chili peppers.

Me and Mirella (my wife) had an easy going dine at home a few days ago with a couple of our friends.

Indeed happens when you enjoy friendship and time just flies away so soon that "eating" time arrives whatever it’s lunch or dinner.

I made this terrific angry penne (similar to spaghetti aglio e olio) having some old dried, chilies in the kitchen.

No matter how strong they were we just wanted penne all’arrabiata and yes very angry.

Easy, quick and perfect for those who like strong flavors as we do.

I just made a change and tweaked the original recipe by adding some tuna.

I love to experiment something of new once in a while.

Penne All'Arrabbiata Yes Angry Penne!

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PENNE ALL' ARRABBIATA YES ANGRY PENNE

Preparation Time: 10 min
Cooking Time: 10 min

INGREDIENTS: Yield 4-5 servings

  • 1 lb (0.45 kg) penne
  • 2 cups (450 ml) can crushed tomato sauce
  • 7 oz (200g) canned tuna
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 dried chili pepper
  • handful of minced parsley
  • ½ onion
  • extra-virgin olive oil
  • salt
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INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Peel and slightly crush the garlic cloves, chop the parsley, onion and chili but if you want the sauce less hot remove out some of the seeds from the chili. 
  2. In a frying pan add the extra-virgin olive oil, garlic, onion and chili pepper, sauté until slightly brown. Then add the crushed tomatoes, tuna and a sprinkle of parsley. Cover with a lid and simmer for about 10 minutes, then remove the garlic cloves.
  3. Drain the penne (very al dente so they will have more time to stay in the sauce) that you had previously cooked and toss them in the pan with the sauce.
  4. Once ready sprinkle with the remaining parsley that you have kept aside and serve. If you like Peel and slightly crush the garlic, chop the parsley, onion and chili but if you want the sauce less hot remove out some of the seeds from the chili.  You can grate over some cheese too :-(

INGREDIENTS: yield 4-5 servings

  • 1 lb (0.45 kg) penne
  • 2 cups (450 ml) can crushed tomato sauce
  • 7 oz (200g) canned tuna
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 dried chili pepper
  • handful of minced parsley
  • ½ onion
  • extra-virgin olive oil
  • salt
Angry penne ingredients...

DIRECTIONS: easy 20 mins step-by-step

Slightly brown the onion, garlic and chili pepper...
Add a sprinkle of minced parsley...
Once the water boils throw the penne in...
Sprinkle over some minced parsley and give a last stir before plating...
Ready to serve penne all'arrabbiata yes angry penne.
Pour the can crushed tomato in the sauce pan...
Add the tuna too...
Drain and add the penne to the angry sauce...