Macaroni Amatriciana

Macaroni #Amatriciana
Macaroni #Amatriciana

I love traditional Italian pasta dishes and for Amatriciana you will need:

Macaroni or pasta of your choice, allow 75g -120 per portion, depending on appetites

2 tablespoons olive oil
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 small clove garlic, finely chopped
120 g guanciale
A pinch of chili
1/4 cup white wine
1 can (450 g) tomatoes and juice, crushed
Pinch of sugar or stevia
freshly grated pecorino
A salt and freshly ground pepper
I use fresh basil for garnish

Add the pasta to a large pot of salted water and cook until still slightly firm to bite. This usually takes about 8 to 10 minutes. Drain when cooked.

Saute the finely chopped onion and garlic on medium heat in the olive oil. Stir continuously so that it does not brown. Cut up the pancetta or guanciale into small cubes and add together with a pinch of chili.. If you like it very spicy add more if you wish but traditionally it should only have a hint of heat !
Add the chopped tomatoes and pinch of sugar and wine and leave the sauce to thicken on a low to medium heat for 15 minutes.
Season with a very little sea salt and freshly ground pepper.
Pour over cooked drained pasta and garnish with fresh basil leaves and freshly grated pecorino cheese. If you do not have this, use Parmesan.

Serve immediately.

Beautiful Xghajra   Photo Benny Scerri
Beautiful Xghajra Photo Benny Scerri

14 responses to “Macaroni Amatriciana”

  1. Yummy pasta and Parmesan, Yummers! πŸ™‚

  2. a family fav – looks great.

    1. quick, easy delicious πŸ™‚

    1. healthy and hearty πŸ™‚

  3. I’m making this! Thank you, Lea.

    1. do let me know how it turns out πŸ™‚

  4. Wow! Look at that sea!! Beautiful πŸ™‚

    1. beautiful blue seas and sky, the best place i have lived in Elaine πŸ™‚

      1. Wonderful xxx
        We are going to Abu Dhabi next week πŸ™‚

        1. have fun elaine, i am sure it has changed beyond recognition since i was there πŸ™‚ xx

          1. It changes between each of MY visits!!!

  5. Such a lovely post and I have missed checking out your recipes. Many things going on but will try to stay better connected. πŸ™‚

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