The Literate Chef

Da’s Penne Arrabiata

In Pasta, Recipes on May 8, 2011 at 5:11 PM

Ingredients:                                                                                                               

Ingredients for Da's Penne Arrabiata


•    3/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
•    12 large cloves of garlic, sliced very thin
•    2 teaspoons hot red (chili) pepper flakes
•    Two  35 oz. cans of San Marzano Tomatoes, remove tomatoes from the can, cut into ¾ to inch pieces and drain well in a colander
•    1 lb. Penne
•    1 cup of  fresh basil leaves, sliced

Steps:

1.    For the pasta, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.
2.    In the meantime, heat the olive oil in a deep frying pan.
3.    When the oil is hot, add the garlic slices and stir frequently.
4.    When the garlic begins to turn medium-brown (3-4 minutes), shut the heat and remove the garlic with a slotted spoon and discard.

What the Garlic Should Look Like

5.    With the heat still off add the pepper flakes to the hot oil.
6.    Quickly add the cut-up drained tomatoes before the pepper flakes burn, turn the heat to high and cook for about 10 minutes.
7.    When the pasta water comes to a boil, add the penne and cook according to directions.
8.    Drain the pasta well, transfer to a large bowl and add the sauce. Stir well, add the basil and stir again.

Mangia!

Serve with grated Locatelli Romano Cheese, warmed Italian Bread, a bottle of Montepulciano d’ Abruzzo Riserva and a salad.

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