Monday, November 21, 2011

Angry Sauce

My insides might just hate me after tonight's dinner.
I don't care.
Little Ugh's poor chapped lips are on fire.
I don't care.
Mr. BM is on nights and doesn't get to partake.
Alas. I don't care.

Happy is to cupcakes like angry is to Arribbata sauce.
(I make no claims that I am a poet in anyway shape or form)

Me + spicy + pasta = happy
I'm an insensitive carb freak.

I can honestly say this is the first time I have made this sauce at home.  Usually I am forced to order it while out for dinner (which hasn't happened in about 2 years) because one hates spice and the other hates pasta.
Sorry to inform the rest of the house but this is going on the monthly rotation.
It was fabulously tasty and even better that it takes no more than 20 minutes!

I also got to use some of the red wine I bought strictly for cooking (since I don't drink the stuff) from Chateau des Charmes a local(ish) winery here in Southern Ontario.


I'm Listening to: Hot in Herre - Nelly

Arrabiata Sauce
1 large onion, chopped
4 cloves garlic, chopped
1 1/2 tbsp. canola oil
2 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes (or more)
1 1/2 tbsp. brown sugar
1 1/2 c. red wine
1 can crushed tomatoes
pinch of kosher salt
1 tsp. freshly cracked pepper
1 tbsp. freshly chopped basil
parsley to garnish

In a pan heat the oil and toss in your onion on a medium temperature.
Once they are translucent add in your garlic and pepper flakes, stirring so they do not burn.
Add in the red wine and brown sugar.  Stir.

Pour in your tomatoes.
Bring to a boil, stir and simmer 20 minutes or so.
At the end add in your pepper, salt and basil.

Most say this is best with penne but I prefer a fussili, its ridges collects all the sauce.
MMMM spicy sauce
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  1. That sauce looks SENSATIONAL! I love the deep, rich color...and can only imagine how that makes it taste! Definitely worth the chapped lips in my book! ;- )

  2. Haha, great reasoning. :) I looove a good arabiata! Nice recipe.

  3. Your indifference to others is partially why I love you

  4. Looks wonderful! My family has had to learn to love or at least eat spicy foods because of MY love for them. And, well, I'M the cook so they're stuck :-P. I always put a ton of pepper flakes in my spaghetti sauce so this sounds like pure heaven to me!

  5. Love it, Im a pasta addict myself. I totally agree, we cooks need to enjoy our tastes more often and not always bent to family needs... haha in my own little protest Im making this sauce next week. Roll on heartburn! :)

  6. I love spicy food! And with pasta? Even better! This looks like a wonderful dish :)