Amatriciana is a spicy red sauce named for the Italian town of Amatrice. "I love it-it has a nice porkiness," Gabriele says
Recipe courtesy of Debi Mazar and Gabriele Corcos
Amatriciana Sauce
Total:
40 min
Active:
15 min
Yield:
4 to 6
Level:
Easy
Total:
40 min
Active:
15 min
Yield:
4 to 6
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

Directions

Puree the tomatoes to a smooth, creamy consistency in a food processor or with an immersion blender; set aside.

Heat the olive oil over medium-high heat in a large skillet. When hot, add the guanciale and saute 5 to 7 minutes, until golden brown.

Add the garlic and red pepper flakes and saute 1 minute. Add the pureed tomatoes, basil, and salt and pepper to taste. Reduce the heat to medium low and stir well. Cook, uncovered, 15 minutes, or until the sauce darkens and thickens. Toss with just-cooked pasta and serve with a sprinkling of parsley and cheese and a drizzle of olive oil.

Photograph by Con Poulos

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