“Pasta all’arrabbiata” translated from Italian to English means: “Angry Pasta.” Nicely said, Italians have been known for their intensely spirited temperament, this Angry Pasta reflects this same passion. Picture (if you will), that you are personified as this pasta and you lost your job, wife, dog, and someone stole your red Alfa Romeo convertible; you express your feelings by being, spicy, hot, and RED! This is the best explanation I can give for the Italians naming this Angry Pasta, because it lives up to it’s name. Give this fantastically spicy pasta a try and see for yourself exactly what the Italians had in mind when they named this dish. I can say that this recipe is one of the fastest pasta dishes to make.
The speed of preparation is only dependent on the time it takes to cook the pasta, I suppose if you use fresh/home made pasta you could eat much sooner. Either way…
Difficulty (Scale from 1-10): 3Ingredients
one 6 ounce can of tomato paste
1/4 cup of extra virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon of garlic powder
1/4 – 1/2 teaspoon of crushed red pepper
1/2 cup grated Romano cheese
salt – to taste
one pound of cooked pasta
PreparationIn a large bowl whisk together tomato paste, olive oil, garlic powder, crushed red pepper, and Romano cheese.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Add cooked pasta to the tomato paste mixture and toss well, making sure all of the pasta is coated well. Add more cheese or salt to taste, then serve.
Enjoy your pasta!!
Angry Pasta – Pasta All’Arrabbiata