Food and the City: Arrabbiata Sauce (Spicy Tomato Sauce)

April 28, 2014

Arrabbiata Sauce (Spicy Tomato Sauce)


We have a serious love for torturing ourselves with spice. Last week, we spoke about these Spicy Chili Scallion Noodles, and today - today we're talking Arrabbiata Sauce. 


In Italian, Arrabbiata means angry. However, we have a hunch that you'll be far from angry after whipping up a pot of this glorious sauce. Be sure to boil up some a lot of pasta to smother it in!


Arrabbiata Sauce (Spicy Tomato Sauce)

1 28oz can of crushed tomatoes (we used Tuttorosso)
1 28oz can of diced tomatoes (we used Tuttorosso)
2 tablesoons olive oil
2 Red Chili Peppers, sliced and diced
1 medium onion, chopped
4-5 cloves of garlic, smashed
2 tablespoons crush red pepper flakes (less or more depending on your heat tolerance)
1 cup fresh basil, loosely packed

Heat your olive oil in a skillet on medium heat. Add in your onion and saute until translucent, about 4-5 minutes. Add in both cans of tomatoes, smashed garlic cloves, chili peppers, crushed red pepper, and basil. Give everything a good mix then bring to a boil on medium-high heat. Once at a boil, lower your flame and allow sauce to simmer for 20-30 minutes. Test your salt, and adjust accordingly. 

Enjoy!