spaghetti al pomodoro a la PES. named #2 of top 10 viral videos of 2008 by the TIME. Congratulations PES! Speaking of spaghetti al pomodoro, here's Mario Batali's, the master of all things Italian, spaghetti al pomodoro.
Spaghetti al Pomodoro
1 pound or 455g spaghetti
4 TB extra virgin olive oil
4 cloves garlic, peeled and sliced thin
1 tsp hot chili flakes
900g cherry tomatoes (or 3 cups of chopped fresh tomatoes and their juice)
20 leaves fresh basil, chiffonade (cut into fine slivers)
1/2 cup freshly grated pecorino or parmigiano
1. 6 quarts water to boil for the spaghetti with 2TB of salt.
2. heat a large saute pan over medium heat, add the oil and garlic until lightly golden. add chili flakes and the tomatoes, and cook over deium heat, stirring to keep the garlic from cooking any browner until the tomatoes start to burst or deflate, about 5 minutes. remove the pan from the heat and set aside.
3. drop the spaghetti into the boiling water, and cook 1 minute less than the package instruction. drain and toss in the pass with tomatoes; place the pan over high heat and toss to mix well, less then 1 minute.
4. remove the pan from heat, add cheese, then the basil, and toss well to mix. Pour into a heated bow, and serve immediately.
as mario promised... "wow!" will be what you hear before the silence of a happily chowing crew.
thank you mario for all the inspiration!
Mario Batali is one of the most celebrated chef and cook book arthur. He has created a thriving empire and has established himself as a top restauranteur. Together with his partner, Joe Bastinich, he operated seven New York City hotspots.
(adopted via serious eats)