Also known asArrabbiata(meaning "enraged," due to its strong, spicy kick),this bright, lively tomato sauce is achieved by slow-cooking sweet and acidic tomato passata (fresh, strained tomato purée) with Diavolicchi peppers. It is wonderful paired with both short shapes such asPenne and Rigatoncini, as well as long cuts such as Bucatini.
At the Mirogallo family farm in Basilicata,sun-ripened heirloom tomatoes are picked at the perfect point of readiness to ensure unequaled color and flavor. The tomatoes are blanched for a few seconds to remove the peel, passed through a mill, sieved and set on colanders to drain until they reach the right consistency. This fresh purée isslow-cooked with Diavolicchi peppers, achieving a nuanced spiciness.
Suggestions for use: Heat in a saucepan for at least 4 minutes. Drain pasta before it is al dente, mix with the sauce over high flame and serve immediately. To enjoy this superb sauce at its best, keep in the refrigerator after opening and consume within five days.
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