Homemade Store Cupboard Classic Arrabbiata Sauce
This classic arrabbiata sauce is a 30 minute Italian sauce that's perfect for any tomato based pasta dish. It's a fuss free dinner ready in minutes. Satisfyingly spicy from dried chilli flakes balanced with a hint of sweetness from basil and balsamic vinegar.
Servings 4 Cups
- 3 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 2 dried chilli peppers
- 1 teaspoon dried chilli flakes
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 2 small onions finely diced
- 2 Tablespoons tomato paste
- 2 tins crushed tomatoes fire roasted if possible
- 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
- 2 cup vegetable broth
- 1/4 cup vodka optional
- Basil leaves
Heat the olive oil in a medium size pan over a medium high heat. Add the dried chillies and the chilli flakes to flavour the oil. Let fry for about 2-3 minutes. Add the onion and garlic to the pan and let fry gently for another 5 minutes. It’s okay if they colour slightly that is perfectly fine. Golden onions are always welcome.
Add the tomato paste to the pan and mix well. Let the paste cook into the onions and garlic for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the crushed tomatoes, balsamic vinegar and the stock. Let this come to a simmer and reduce for about 15 minutes, until it’s thick.
Remove from the heat and finish with the basil leaves and vodka if using.