Penne Arrabbiata

"A nice pasta dish from the RSVP section of Bon Appetit. From the Papa Razzi Restaurant in Westbury, NY."
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  • Chop 1 garlic clove.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a 3-quart saucepan over medium heat.
  • Add chopped garlic and cook 30 seconds.
  • Add tomato paste and cook, stirring, 2 minutes.
  • Add tomatoes in juice and bay leaf; simmer 30 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, thinly slice remaining 2 garlic cloves.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a 12-inch skillet over medium heat.
  • Add garlic and cook until just beginning to turn pale golden, about 30 seconds.
  • Add parsley, basil and red pepper flakes; cook 30 seconds.
  • Add wine and boil 30 seconds.
  • Stir into tomato sauce and salt; simmer 4 to 5 minutes.
  • Toss sauce with hot pasta in a large serving bowl.
  • Drizzle pasta with remaining 1 tablespoon oil.
  • Add Parmesan and garnish with parsley and basil.

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  1. Dr. Jenny
    This was a nice arrabiata dish. DH and I had this for dinner tonight. I thought it could have used a little bit more heat, actually. I followed all ingredients and directions as posted, except that I used rotini noodles for the penne because that is what I had on hand. Made for ZWT4.
  2. Seedbeads
    This was excellent and easy! I didn't have fresh parsley or basil so I used dried basil and chervil. Not only did DH and I enjoy it, I've never seen my toddler eat so fast! She loves spicy food and wanted to have this for breakfast too. :) I can't wait until my basil is bigger so I can use fresh in this recipe!
  3. Ilysse
    Nice sauce. I doubled it but cut the pepper was enough for us...I'll make this again
  4. Lori Mama
    Nice and easy weeknight meal. The flavors are really fresh and bright. I used rotini a my choice of pasta, only because I felt it would hold the sauce better. Delicious. :)
  5. justcallmetoni
    Simple and delicious. I made a half recipe for two portions and reduced the amount of oil used by half. Really liked the way the garlic and heat intermingled with the basil and wine. Served mine with whole wheat penne for a classic summed meal. Thanks! Made for I recommend Tag.


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