Pasta with easy Arrabiata sauce

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My husband loves spaghetti in home-made Arrabiata sauce. And I think its one of the easiest sauces to cook, when you want to have something nice for dinner, without much effort. This is my version of the sauce and I am sure all you lovely people would have your own special recipes (Please do share your home-made sauce recipes, in the comments below).

This sauce is not very thick, but loaded with flavours. The recipe serves around four.

Ingredients:

  • 4 medium sized tomatoes,
  • 1 cup of mushrooms, cut in small pieces,
  • 6-7 cloves of garlic,
  • 2-3 tablespoon of red chilli flakes,
  • 2 teaspoon of basil (I am using dried),
  • 1 teaspoon of brown sugar,
  • Spaghetti or any pasta of your choice.
  • Olive oil and salt (I do not use extra virgin for this sauce).

Method:

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  • Make one small slit in each of the tomatoes and boil them for 15 minutes. Keep them aside to cool,
  • Cook your pasta; I add little bit of basil in the boiling water before adding my pasta. Once cooked, keep the pasta in the water.
  • Now remove the skins of the tomatoes by simply peeling them away. Also, remove the seeds.
  • Make a very fine paste of the tomatoes, garlic, chilli flakes and basil, and keep aside. The paste will be of nearly runny consistency.
  • Heat olive oil and add the mushrooms, fry till they are fully cooked,
  • Now add salt and sugar,
  • Add the tomato paste and keep cooking uncovered, till the sauce thickens.
  • Adjust the seasonings.
  • Add pepper and switch off the flame.
  • At the time of serving, drain the pasta and mix it with the sauce. Serve it with a generous sprinkling of parmesan. Here, I have served it with a healthy “prawns and turnip soup” (click here to go to the recipe for this soup).

 

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Hope you try this and share with your loved ones!

Stay tuned for many more tried and tested recipes.

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