FIRST COURSES - PASTA
Spaghetti amatriciana
Ingredients for 4 servings:
400 gr spaghetti
100 gr guanciale (hog jawl) or bacon
350 gr ripe tomatoes
Grated pecorino cheese
Red hot chili pepper
Extra virgin olive oil
Salt
Spaghetti amatriciana
Preparation:
hop the guanciale into very small cubes.
Peel tomatoes and remove seeds and chop.
Put the guanciale in a pan with one red hot chili pepper and half glass of oil; fry slightly. Once the guanciale is well cooked remove from the pan and take aside.
Put tomatoes in the pan; salt, pepper and cook for about 15 minutes; then remove the red hot chili pepper.
In the meantime, boil abundant salted water and cook spaghetti; drain al dente (underdone) and place on a hot serving plate.
Season with the tomatoe gravy, the crispy guanciale little cubes, grated pecorino and serve.

Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 25 minutes
Difficulty: easy

Chef's advice
If you like you can use Parmesan instead of Pecorino; you can also substitute spaghetti with bucatini.
The suggested wine is Janare Cru Aglianico Lùcchero (red).
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