Thursday, 11 April 2013

Getting Angry ... Arrabiata Pasta

Who's angry? Sometimes I'm not so sure about that ... I manage! Whatsoever, the Italian word 'arrabiata' means 'anger'. So we are just having some angry pasta. Maybe it helps as well to channel your feelings and don't make life bad for any people.
This recipe is for a few weeks already on my list to post. I don't know, what kept me so long. Maybe I wasn't too sure about it. Just have a look and say what you think ...

A better picture would have helped to post it earlier, but I do it now anyway.

500 g Orecchiette pasta, cook it at some point
Olive oil
2 cloves of garlic, cut in slices
A splash of Vermouth, extra dry
2 tbs of tomato puree
2 red peppers, cut into small pieces
2 red chilies, or more if you are really angry
A handful of black olives, without stones
2 tbs of capers
Parmesan for serving

Start with heating up the olive oil. Add the garlic and fry for 2 minutes. Then add a splash of Vermouth, followed by the tomato puree. Continue for 2 minutes.
At this point add the peppers, the chilies, the olives and the capers. No big deal!
Let it all cook in for a while. Maybe you have your pasta ready then.
Check, whether the sauce needs some salt.
Mix in the pasta with the sauce, adding some of the cooking water as well.
Serve with some freshly grated Parmesan.

Well, I'm not feeling angry right now, but maybe another day. For me, though, cooking in general helps me to get into a better mood. So, get your pan ready and go for it!


  1. My blog promotes the Mediterranean diet... I would love it if you would share your recipe on our food party today. If not I might get arrabiata!

    1. Oh, if you say so ... why not! I'm not so much the arguing kind of person.

  2. Mm, this looks delicious, and perfect for making angry kids (because I'm not sure they'd go for the capers or peppers, lol). Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friday

    1. You see, it's so easy to get kids angry. Next year, I should be writing then, how to calm then down again. :-)

  3. Hope my Italian temper didn't scare you too much. So glad you stopped by Simple Living and Eating. Looking forward to joining your cooking group... so what's May's country?

    1. I'm feeling safe again, thank you. The next country is India and ... it's already possible to post for that. So, if you manage something, go for it ...


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