Arrabiata sauce is my favorite among all the pasta sauces. The reason is obvious, it's hot & spicy. "Arrabiata" literally means "angry" in Italian and the name of the sauce is due to the heat of chili peppers. This sauce is very quick & simple to make. Here is my take on it.
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- Red ripe tomatoes - 4 (large)
- Fresh ripe red chili - 3
- Garlic - 4-5 flakes
- Tomato puree - 1/4 cup
- Olive oil - 3 Tbsp
- Italian seasoning - 1 Tsp
- Crushed black pepper - 1/2 Tsp
- Chili flakes - 1/2 Tsp
- Fresh basil leaves - 4-5
- Honey - 1 Tsp
- Parmesan cheese to garnish
- Salt to taste
- Blanch the tomatoes in enough boiling water for 1 minute. Take it out & peel off the skin.
- Remove the white tough spot from the tomatoes. Chop roughly. In a blender, puree these tomatoes.
- Peel & chop garlic finely. Chop the chilies into thin circles. If you want less heat, deseed it. In a pan, heat oil. Add chopped garlic & chili. Saute it for 1 minute on a low flame without changing its color.
- Add pureed tomatoes. cook it for 2 minutes. Add tomato puree & basil leaves. Mix well, boil for another 2 minutes. Add black pepper, Italian seasoning & salt. Mix well.
- Boil until its thick & oil separates. You can add boiling water to adjust the consistency.
- Toss some sauce with boiled pasta. You can add grilled veggies or chicken to enhance its flavor.
- Garnish with fresh basil & grated parmesan cheese.
- Serve hot.
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