Bucatini all'Amatriciana

Bucatini all'Amatriciana
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Bucatini all'Amatriciana
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This is a very important dish in Italian cuisine. It gives you a taste of pork from the guanciale, a shot of salt from the pecorino, and a touch of acid from the tomato. It is the quintessential example of a perfect combination that should never be altered. 

4
Servings
610
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 1 Pound refrigerated fresh bucatini or 14 ounces dried thick spaghetti
  • 1/2 Cup olive oil
  • 8 Ounces guanciale, cut into ½-inch cubes
  • 4 peeled whole plum tomatoes, preferably San Marzano if canned
  • 1/4 Teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 Cup dry white wine
  • 1 Cup grated pecorino, plus 1 cup for garnish
  • 4 Teaspoons chopped flat-leaf parsley

Directions

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Drop in the pasta, quickly return to a boil, and cook until tender yet firm, 2-7 minutes, depending on how long it has been refrigerated (or 8-9 minutes for the dried stuff). Drain the pasta, reserving the pasta water.

Meanwhile, heat 4 teaspoons of the oil in a large sauté pan over medium-high heat. Add the guanciale and cook until crispy and golden brown, stirring now and then, about 5 minutes. Add the tomatoes and pepper flakes and break up with tongs. Add the wine and 2 cups pasta water and boil until the sauce reduces in volume and thickens slightly, about 10 minutes.

Add the drained bucatini to the pan along with 1 cup of the pecorino, parsley, and remaining olive oil. Season with salt and pepper, to taste, tossing until the sauce is creamy. If the sauce gets too thick, add more pasta water. Divide among warm pasta bowls and garnish with the remaining 1 cup pecorino.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
37g
53%
Sugar
32g
36%
Saturated Fat
26g
100%
Cholesterol
54mg
18%
Carbohydrate, by difference
52g
40%
Protein
20g
43%
Vitamin A, RAE
11µg
2%
Vitamin B-12
3µg
100%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
4mg
5%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
2µg
2%
Calcium, Ca
123mg
12%
Choline, total
59mg
14%
Fiber, total dietary
3g
12%
Folate, total
42µg
11%
Iron, Fe
4mg
22%
Magnesium, Mg
34mg
11%
Niacin
4mg
29%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
138mg
20%
Selenium, Se
19µg
35%
Sodium, Na
375mg
25%
Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
1µg
7%
Water
189g
7%
Zinc, Zn
6mg
75%