In My Last Supper by Melanie Dunea, 50 of the best-known chefs around the world share the recipes of their final meals. Jamie Oliver chose spaghetti all'arrabiata, a dish of spaghetti in a tomato, chili, garlic and onion sauce he learned in Tuscany and has since become his favorite comfort food.
7 tablespoons (100ml) olive oil, plus more for drizzling
2 dried red chiles or peperoncino, crumbled or finely chopped
4 cloves garlic, finely sliced
1 red onion, finely chopped
Three 14-ounce (400g) cans of plum tomatoes, sieved, or 3 1/2 cups (800ml) passata
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
18 ounce (500g) spaghetti
1 teaspoon (5ml) red wine vinegar
3 tablespoons (45g) stale bread crumbs
1 tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped (optional)
Fried sage leaves (optional)
Heat about 5 tablespoons (75ml) of the oil in a large sauté pan over low heat. Add the chiles, garlic, and onion, and cook gently for around 3 minutes. Add the tomatoes and let them cook until the sauce is quite thick, about 20 minutes.
Meanwhile, bring a large pan of salted water to a boil. Cook the spaghetti in the salted boiling water according to the packet instructions. Drain the pasta, reserving about 1/4 cup (60ml) cooking water.
Once the sauce has thickened, add the red vinegar and season to taste with salt and pepper.
To make the pangrattato, heat the remaining oil in a pan over medium heat. Add the bread crumbs and thyme, if desired, and fry until the bread crumbs are crispy, about 3 minutes.
Add the drained pasta and the reserved pasta water to the sauce, and toss to coat. Drizzle with extra-virgin olive oil and serve with the pangrattato over the top. if you like, you can garnish with fried sage leaves.
|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Servings: 4 to 6|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 17g||22%|
|Saturated Fat 2g||12%|
|Total Carbohydrate 77g||28%|
|Dietary Fiber 5g||19%|
|Total Sugars 7g|
|Vitamin C 20mg||98%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|