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Bucatini all’Amatriciana

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My version of Bucatini all'Amatriciana the classic simple pasta recipe from the Lazio region of Italy, not strictly authentic but it follows the main theme.

So apparently it is a big day on Monday and we all need quick dinners right now, Bucatini all’Amatriciana is a classic pasta dish from the Lazio region of Italy and it is seriously tasty… Hard to believe you can pack this many hardcore flavours into a dish in juts 20 minutes whilst cooking everything from scratch! I

have taken the liberty of shifting things around in this dish to represent what I can buy locally! Of course I would love to use guanciale, which is a salt cured pork jowl, but let’s face it for most of us it is just not available, so a nice streaky bacon works well for me.

My version of Bucatini all'Amatriciana the classic simple pasta recipe from the Lazio region of Italy, not strictly authentic but it follows the main theme.

December has been a frightfully busy month for me, well in comparison to the usual sedate pace of my life anyway and quick dishes have been very much par for the course, hell this Bucatini all’Amatriciana is even the second super quick pasta dish this month, joining a creamy lemony chicken pasta in your line up.

But it is almost over and I can put my feet up, as I wish you a happy Christmas there is nothing more for me to do than let you know there will only be one dish for you next Friday as I will be boozed up for my usual Tuesday publication day… So be good and I hope Santa brings you all that you wish for, to be honest I think he is a fat judgmental git, so am skipping the letter to him this year, and have dropped countless less than subtle hints to my wife instead 😉

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My version of Bucatini all'Amatriciana the classic simple pasta recipe from the Lazio region of Italy, not strictly authentic but it follows the main theme.
5 from 4 votes
My version of Bucatini all'Amatriciana the classic simple pasta recipe from the Lazio region of Italy, not strictly authentic but it follows the main theme.
Bucatini all'Amatriciana
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 

My version of Bucatini all'Amatriciana the classic simple pasta recipe from the Lazio region of Italy, not strictly authentic but it follows the main theme.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 2
Calories: 723 kcal
Author: Brian Jones
Ingredients
  • 100 g Smoked Bacon Cut in to lardons, 3-4mm in profile and cm long
  • 1 Red Chili Finely sliced
  • 125 g Tomatoes Preferably mini plum tomatoes, sliced around 4mm thick
  • 75 ml Tomato Passata
  • 40 g Parmesan Cheese
  • 1/2 Tsp Black Pepper Freshly Ground
  • 200 g Bucatini Pasta
  • 2 Tbsp Parsley Freshly chopped
Instructions
  1. Heat a large pan of well salted water to the boil.

  2. Boil your pasta for 1 minute less than it says in the packet, for bucatini this is typically 8 or 9 minutes.

  3. Take a dry frying pan and heat over a medium high heat and add the bacon lardons and fry until they begin to crisp and give off their fat. This should take around 5-6 minutes.

  4. When the bacon is crispy add the chili and cook for 2 minutes.

  5. Add in the tomato passata and half of the Parmesan cheese and stir.

  6. By now you should be ready to drain your pasta, reserve a little of the cooking liquid and add into the by now thick tomato sauce.

  7. Let down with a tablespoon or two of the pasta cooking liquid and then add in the tomato slices and heat a little.

  8. Sprinkle in the parsley and remaining Parmesan cheese and serve.

My version of Bucatini all'Amatriciana the classic simple pasta recipe from the Lazio region of Italy, not strictly authentic but it follows the main theme.

2018-04-18T14:04:09+00:00

10 Comments

  1. Sues December 22, 2017 at 6:40 am - Reply

    Yess this looks like the perfect “make during a super busy day before Christmas” dinner. I love it!

  2. Diana December 22, 2017 at 8:24 am - Reply

    The flavours sound so delicious! I love all kinds of authentic Italian pastas!

  3. Laura December 22, 2017 at 9:48 am - Reply

    With a large plate of bucatini all’ Amatriciana you can keep going until Christmas. Such as satisfying meal. I like the addition of the fresh tomatoes, they bring any pasta plate to a higher level. Merry Christmas to you and your wife

  4. Nicola @ Happy Healthy Motivated December 22, 2017 at 10:43 am - Reply

    I’ve had this classic pasta dish in restaurants all the time, but I’ve never thought about making it myself. Love how you’ve left the tomatoes big and chunky. Yum!

  5. chris December 22, 2017 at 12:21 pm - Reply

    This looks so fancy but reading the ingredients I can’t believe how simple it is!! DEFINITELY giving this recipe a go at my next dinner party! Thank you so much for sharing!

    • Brian Jones December 29, 2017 at 9:04 am - Reply

      Cheers Chris, definitely nothing fancy here just presentation making the ordinary look a little special.

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