Pasta all’Amatriciana is often considered a staple of Roman cuisine, as it is ubiquitous in restaurants of the Italian capital. The people of Amatrice, more than a hundred kilometres to the northeast, have a different opinion. For the Amatriciani, this is their dish, and one that should be protected at all costs. The acclaimed chef Carlo Cracco was even condemned by the deputy mayor of the town after admitting to using garlic in his version. This was decried by the town’s authority as a “lapsus”, or lapse of judgement. The magazine Gambero Rosso reported on "lo scandalo dell’aglio nell’Amatriciana”, quite literally “the scandal of the garlic in the Amatriciana”. Cracco apologised, calling this an “unpardonable” mistake.
Given their ferocity when it comes to protecting the traditions of their sauce, we have always been happy to oblige when preparing our Amatriciana-filled pasta. As tradition proscribes, there’s flavoursome tomatoes, salty pancetta, Pecorino Romano, a splash of white wine and a good amount of black pepper. No garlic in sight. Serve with our signature sage butter sauce; this heady herb is a fantastic pairing for pancetta, and we hope you’ll enjoy this dish as much as we do.
Note: Please consume or freeze our pasta and sauces within 2 days of delivery.
- Bring a large saucepan of water to the boil. Salt the water (around ½tbsp per litre).
- Cook the pasta in the boiling water for 3 minutes.
- Whilst the pasta cooks, put the butter in a pan, cover with a lid and heat until steaming. Once steaming, turn off the heat.
- Lift the pasta out of the water and transfer to the butter. Toss gently to coat.
- Sprinkle over the Italian cheese. Serve immediately. Buon appetito!
Allergens in BOLD & CAPITALISED:
Pasta (Durum WHEAT Semolina, Soft WHEAT Flour, Pasteurized EGGS, Natural Flavour) Filling (Peeled Tomatoes, Pancetta (Pork, Salt, Sugar, Spices, Preservatives: Potassium Nitrate), Red Onion, Pecorino Cheese (Sheep's MILK, Salt, Rennet), Tomato Paste, White Wine (SULPHITES), Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Salt, Black pepper, Sugar, Natural Flavour), Rice Flour
Butter (MILK), Sage
MILK, Salt, Rennet (Microbial Coagulant), EGG Lysozyme
In addition to the recipe-specific allergen information provided, Pasta Evangelists handles all 14 allergens prescribed in legislation. Whilst we have implemented and maintain safety practices and take all reasonable precautions to prevent cross-contamination, we cannot guarantee that our products will not contain traces of these allergens.
Calories per serving: 598kcal
Following nutritional information is per 100g:
- Energy 1083kJ
- Calories 260kcal
- Fat 13.2g
- Of which saturates 7.0g
- Carbohydrates 16.2g
- Of which sugars 0.5g
- Protein 18.4g
- Salt 1.0g
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