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Bucatini all’Amatriciana

Embark on a culinary journey with our Bucatini all'Amatriciana recipe, a dish that encapsulates the robust flavors of Italian tradition. Bucatini pasta, cooked to al dente perfection, embraces a savory symphony of pancetta, tomatoes, Pecorino Romano cheese, and a hint of red pepper flakes. Each bite transports you to the heart of Rome, where the aromatic allure of this classic pasta dish captivates the senses. Join us in celebrating the artistry of Italian cuisine with this exquisite recipe that effortlessly blends simplicity and sophistication.

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Savor the process – Blending sautéed zucchini into a smooth cream for our 'Pasta with Zucchini and Pancetta,' capturing the essence of culinary alchemy.
Savor the process – Blending sautéed zucchini into a smooth cream for our 'Pasta with Zucchini and Pancetta,' capturing the essence of culinary alchemy.

To create the perfect Bucatini all'Amatriciana, gather these essential ingredients:

    400g Bucatini pasta

    2 tablespoons olive oil

    150g pancetta, diced

    1 onion, finely chopped

    2 cloves garlic, minced

    400g canned tomatoes, crushed

    1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (adjust to taste)

    Salt and black pepper to taste

    Freshly grated Pecorino Romano cheese for garnish

    Fresh parsley, chopped, for garnish

How to make Bucatini all'Amatriciana:

Start by bringing a pot of salted water to a rolling boil. Cook the Bucatini pasta until al dente, following the package instructions. Reserve a cup of pasta cooking water before draining.

In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add diced pancetta and sauté until golden and crispy. The kitchen fills with the tantalizing aroma of cured pork, setting the stage for the flavor journey ahead.

Introduce finely chopped onions to the skillet, sautéing until they turn translucent. Add minced garlic, allowing it to release its aromatic essence.

Pour in the crushed canned tomatoes, infusing the dish with the bold, robust taste of Italian tomatoes. Season with red pepper flakes, salt, and black pepper, allowing the flavors to harmonize.

Simmer the sauce, letting it thicken and develop its full-bodied richness. If needed, incorporate a splash of the reserved pasta cooking water to achieve the desired consistency.

Toss the cooked Bucatini pasta into the skillet, ensuring each strand is enveloped in the savory embrace of the Amatriciana sauce.

Plate the pasta, sprinkling a generous amount of freshly grated Pecorino Romano cheese on top. Garnish with chopped fresh parsley, adding a vibrant touch to the dish.

Serve immediately, savoring each forkful of Bucatini all'Amatriciana – a culinary journey that captures the essence of Italy on your plate.

Immerse yourself in the soulful flavors of Italy with our Bucatini all'Amatriciana recipe. From the perfectly cooked al dente pasta to the harmonious blend of pancetta, tomatoes, and Pecorino Romano cheese, each element contributes to a symphony of taste. This classic Roman dish captures the essence of Italian culinary tradition, inviting you to savor the rich, aromatic journey with every bite. Elevate your dining experience with this exquisite pasta creation, a testament to the simplicity and sophistication that define the artistry of Italian cuisine. Buon appetito!

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