1/22/2008

Bucatini all'Amatriciana



Another pasta dish born in Rome many years ago.
It's a recipe of the ancient Roman shepherds. For sure after the discovery of America, because tomato was brought in Europe after that.
The traditional pasta to use is 'Bucatini', but if you don't find them , buy spaghetti. If you are not able to find in your city one of these ingredients (bucatini pasta, Italian pancetta, Pecorino Romano cheese), I put also the alternative below...
Again few ingredients , fast ,easy and Italian ,for a great taste !
Ingredients for 4 persons :
2 tblsp of extra virgin olive oil
1/4 pound of Italian pancetta chopped or bacon
1 small onion, chopped
1 28 oz can of tomato
salt and pepper
1 pound of bucatini pasta or spaghetti
1 cup freshly grated Pecorino Romano cheese or Parmesan cheese

Heat olive oil in large pot add the pancetta until golden brown. Add the onion and saute for 5 minutes. Add the crushed tomatoes . Add salt and pepper and cook for 15-20 minutes.
Let boil a large pot with water. Add 1 tablespoon of salt and the bucatini. Cook over high heat until "al dente".
Drain the pasta, then add the tomato sauce and mix well. Put the bucatini all'amatriciana in the plates and put on 1/4 of Pecorino Romano cheese on every plate.

2 comments:

bella said...

Alessandra, I work for Mary at the Grape and Granery in the USA. I enjoy the blog and look forward to looking at it daily. My daughter is in Florence Italy at this time studying Interior Design and will be there till May. She loves the country and looks forward to the weekends so she can explore. Thank you again. Lisa in the USA

Chocolat said...

Thank you Lisa for your sweet words, I hope this blog will helpful...Ciao Alessandra.