Recipe: Arrabiata Sauce


I always find that I prefer spicy food in summer. Some nights, I get torn between Mexican and Italian. Recently, I tried arrabiata sauce, a mildly spicy Italian tomato sauce. I decided to make my own! It’s usually served with penne, but you can use whatever pasta you like.

-1 small red onion
-2 cloves garlic
-2 Hungarian peppers (the kind paprika is made of)
-1-2 red chili peppers (if you want it less spicy, remove the seeds)
-sliced black olives, to taste
-1 can tomatoes
-1/2 jar plain tomato sauce
-salt and pepper
-fresh basil to taste
-1/2 cup white wine
-top with Parmesan

Sauté onions in olive oil until slightly browned. Add garlic and chilies and sauté until thoroughly cooked. Add olives, tomatoes, and tomato sauce. Crush tomatoes with a spoon while stirring. Add salt, pepper, basil, and wine, and let simmer for about half an hour, until it’s cooked down. Serve on pasta and top with Parmesan!

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