RECIPE: Kilgrave’s favourite – Bucatini all’Amatriciana

tumblr_nynkx4NzmU1qd82nyo1_500Netflix has been running the electricity hard in our house the last couple of weeks with a right healthy binge of the latest Marvel project Jessica Jones, and as both my wife and I quite enjoy the acting of David Tennant as the evil maniac Kilgrave, as well as being huge fans of Italian food, I thought it might be fun to share the recipe to this characters favorite meal; a meal made numerous times throughout the first season of the show.  Enjoy! – FATS

Ingredients

SERVINGS: 4

  • 2 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 oz. thinly sliced guanciale, pancetta, or chopped unsmoked bacon
  • 1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 3/4 cup minced onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 28-oz. can peeled tomatoes with juices, crushed by hand t
  • Kosher salt
  • 12 oz. dried bucatini or spaghetti
  • 1/4 cup finely grated Pecorino (about 1 oz.)

32497_lPreparation

  • Heat oil in a large heavy skillet over medium heat. Add guanciale and sauté until crisp and golden, about 4 minutes. Add pepper flakes and black pepper; stir for 10 seconds. Add onion and garlic; cook, stirring often, until soft, about 8 minutes. Add tomatoes, reduce heat to low, and cook, stirring occasionally, until sauce thickens, 15-20 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, bring a large pot of water to a boil. Season with salt; add the pasta and cook, stirring occasionally, until 2 minutes before al dente. Drain, reserving 1 cup of pasta cooking water.
  • Add drained pasta to sauce in skillet and toss vigorously with tongs to coat. Add 1/2 cup of the reserved pasta water and cook until sauce coats pasta and pasta is al dente, about 2 minutes. (Add a little pasta water if sauce is too dry.) Stir in cheese and transfer pasta to warmed bowls.