Classic Arrabbiata Sauce

    35 min

    A quick and easy pasta sauce with a kick. Tomatoes are simmered with garlic, red wine, herbs and crushed chillies. Perfect served over penne pasta.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 1 teaspoon olive oil
    • 160g chopped onion
    • 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
    • 90ml red wine
    • 1 tablespoon caster sugar
    • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
    • 1 teaspoon crushed chillies
    • 2 tablespoons tomato puree
    • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
    • 1/2 teaspoon Italian herb seasoning
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
    • 2 (400g) tins chopped tomatoes
    • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:35min 

    1. Heat oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Saute onion and garlic in oil for 5 minutes.
    2. Stir in wine, sugar, basil, crushed chillies, tomato puree, lemon juice, Italian herb seasoning, black pepper and tomatoes; bring to the boil. Reduce heat to medium and simmer uncovered about 15 minutes.
    3. Stir in parsley. Ladle over the hot cooked pasta of your choice.

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    Tasty and easy-to-prepare sauce, will make this again!  -  21 Apr 2012


    Decided to cook for the wife for a change, so picked this recipe. Her mind was blown! Great sauce. Dark, rich flavour with a bit of warmth. She thought it was restaurant level and can't stop raving about it. High five! Unfortunately I now have to cook more.  -  04 May 2017


    Loved it I will defiantly be making it again .. thank you  -  17 Mar 2017

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