At a recent dinner at Sola Pasta Bar in Soho, I was handed a pack of dry pasta with a recipe on the way out. I was very impressed with the food at this restaurant, Chef Massimo Sola’s pasta dishes were incredible, so of course I eventually had to try out this pasta recipe. It was of course delicious, so I needed to pass it on to you! This recipe is simple, fast and perfect for a dinner party, or a Sunday family dinner.
What you’ll need:
- 1 pound of spaghetti
- 1 (28 oz) can of San Marzano peeled tomatoes’
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1/4 pound Guanciale, sliced (I substituted with prosciutto)
- 3 oz (or more) grated pecorino
- 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 2 tbsp red wine
Heat the olive oil in a sauce medium sauce pan over medium heat. Add the chopped onions and cook for 2 – 3 minutes. Slowly add the red wine.
Boil the spaghetti according to the instructions on the package.
Add the peeled tomatoes to the saucepan and mash them with a masher or spatula. Bring to a simmer and add sliced Guanciale (or prosciutto). Simmer over low heat for 15 minutes. This sauce doesn’t need any extra salt, but do taste to be sure! Add spaghetti to the sauce and toss. Top off with pecorino.
Author: Gotham Foodie
Hello there, fellow foodies! My name is Erica, I was born and raised in Germany, and moved to the US, New York City to be exact, in July of 1987. I have worked most of my time here in the Big Apple as a bartender, but my true love is food. I cook just about every day, I search for good food everywhere, and pretty much always find it. I don't consider myself a food critic, I don't have the culinary background for that kind of expertise. I do however know good food, good chefs and good restaurants. I report back about my culinary adventures, and I choose to leave out my unsatisfactory experiences. We have enough negativity in our daily lives, I don't want to add to that.
All the recipes in my FROM MY KITCHEN and DOTW blogs are cooked and prepared by me. All pictures are taken by me. I don't always eat everything you see in my pictures, but you bet your buns, I do try everything.
Last but not least, you should know that I am a huge Top Chef fan. I have never missed an episode of the Bravo TV show. I have at this point visited almost 20 restaurants run by Top Chef contestants, and I'm continuously impressed by their skill, drive and passion. So I will continue to seek them out, and I hope you join me in my journey!
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