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Spaghetti alla Matriciana

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Created by cooking with nonna, Date Added: Sunday, 30 August 2009


Spaghetti alla Matriciana... just the way Romans make it.


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Key Ingredients
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2 Persons
  • 1/2 Lb - Spaghetti
  • 1/2 Cup - Guanciale or Pancetta
  • 3 Cups - Crushed tomatoes
  • 1/2 Cup - White wine
  • 1 Medium onion
  • 1/2 Cup - Pecorino romano
  • 1 Peperoncino
  • 2 Leaves fresh basil
  • EV olive oil

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  • In a large saute` pan add 3 Tbs of EV olive oil.
  • Chop the onion finely and saute` it in the oil.
  • Add the pancetta and let it brown slightly.
  • Add the white wine and let the alcohol evaporate.
  • Add the crushed tomatoes, the peperoncino and the basil.
  • Cook for another 10 minutes.
  • Boil the spaghetti very "al dente" and pour into the saute` pan.
  • Add 3 Tbs of pecorino romano and mix for 2-3 minutes.
  • Serve by adding a generous sprinkle of pecorino romano.

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