What a lovely initiative to help those in need through Pasta Amatriciana. If you have heard about the earthquake in Italy, you know how many people were affected by the monster which shook the land and life of so many people. Jamie Oliver thought about an amazing idea. “Pasta Amatriciana” it will be on the specials board at Jamie’s italian and for the rest of the month £2 pound from each dish will go straight to the international red cross. Money will go to supporting Fire Fighters in the digging set up of tent camps for homeless and provision of food and clothing and medical assistance to people injured, old, kids, pregnant women etc. If you order Pasta Amatriciana, this kind of pasta will give you a lot in back. This traditional dish is delicious and packed with many nutrition benefits. Order this kind of pasta in the restaurant and you will not only be happy that you could help in some way but because the pasta were delicious as well. Do you want to know which are the ingredients and how Amatricciana dish is cooked. Have a look at the ingredients chart and cooking method below.
400g linguine or spaghetti pasta
120g streaky bacon
1 dried chilli
1can (450g) chopped tomatoes
3 tbsp olive oil
salt and pepper
dash of maggi or worcester sauce
1 tsp sugar
chopped parsley and parmesan to serve
Thinly slice the onion and cut the bacon into pieces of about 7 mm thickness. Discard the seeds of the chilli and chop finely.
Heat the olive oil in a saucepan and fry the bacon on a low heat. Once the bacon starts to become slightly crispy on the edges, add the onion and chilli. Cook on a low heat until the onions start to caramelise. (POINT: At least 15mins)
Add the chopped tomatoes and sugar and leave the sauce to thicken on a low to medium heat for 15-20mins.
Season with a little salt, pepper and dash of maggi or worcester sauce.
Pour over cooked pasta and serve with chopped parsley and grated parmesan.