Bucatini with green paperoncini, tomatoes & basil

first courses
Time 50m Difficulty Easy Serves 4
  • 12 oz bucatini
  • 10 oz pomodoro pelato di Napoli (Naples peeled plump tomatoes)
  • 2 – 2 1/2 cups green sweet pepperoncini
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 basil leaves
  • Salt to taste

Wash and deseed the pepperoncini and dry them. Heat the olive oil in a frying pan over a medium heat. Add the pepperoncini. and fry them in the olive oil. Remove them from the frying-pan with a slotted spoon and set aside. In the same frying pan gently brown the garlic, add the tomatoes and basil. Simmer the sauce for half an hour, then add the pepperoncini and keep the sauce warm. Cook the bucatini al dente in a large pan of salted boiling water and serve the pasta with this tasty sauce.