It has been a little time since my last post and I hope to add a few recipes to the blog over the next few weeks, I will start it off today with a tasty dish of pasta. Pasta tends to be a delicious part of my entree meals through out the month and my favourite types of pasta are Penne, Spaghetti and Linguine. I also tend to incorporate spice into my meals, now I know not everyone is a big fan of spicy food but I just love it. Those that have been to restaurants especially Italian ones have had or seen arrabbiata on the menu, which basically means spicy sauce. I decided to use spaghetti but any long strain of pasta would work, like linguine, fettuccine or angel hair. Then to bring in the heat I used a tomato sauce with chilies as well as chili flakes the amount in the recipe provides a decent amount of spice but use more or less depending on your taste buds. I also decided to go heavy on veggies but you can omit or even add more to the recipe as you like as for the ground meat I used pork because basically it was all I had on hand and worked great but give beef a whirl.
Inspired by CookingwithNonna
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Spicy Spaghetti Arrabbiata Recipe
Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 100 minutes Servings: 8
1 lb of ground pork
1 package (450g) of spaghetti
1 medium onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, chopped
2 stalks of celery, finely chopped
1 cup of carrots, chopped
1/4 cup of olive oil
1 can (796ml) of diced tomatoes with herbs and spices
1 can (680ml) of tomato sauce with chilies
1 can (156ml) of tomato paste
1 can (284ml) of mushroom pieces
2 tsp of dry basil
2 tsp of oregano
2 tsp of italian seasoning
1 tsp of garlic powder
1 tsp of sea salt
1 tsp of chili flakes
parmesan cheese to top dish (optional)
|Preparing Spicy Spaghetti Arrabbiata|
1- Heat large pot on medium heat and add ground pork, cook until brown about 3-4 minutes.
2- Drain grease from pot, use mesh to hold in meat, add olive oil, onion, garlic cloves, carrots and celery, cook 3 minutes stirring to combine.
3- Add all other ingredients, minus chili flakes and spaghetti.
4- Bring pot to a boil then reduce heat to a simmer and cook for 90 minutes ,stirring occasionally.
5- Add chili flakes to sauce after it has cooked for 60 minutes, stir to mix.
6- Cook spaghetti as per package directions in separate pot and then drain and set aside.
7- Add spaghetti to sauce in last minute of cooking sauce, mix in well with thongs.
8- Add parmesan cheese to top
9- Enjoy !!!