At Gertrude Grocer, you'll find a wide selection of high-quality food products, including a vast range of Italian pasta. Pasta is a fundamental ingredient in Italian cuisine, and we take pride in offering our customers only the best available options.

For all Italian cuisine lovers, we have some truly delicious pasta options. From traditional spaghetti and penne to specialties like fusilli and potato gnocchi, we have a vast selection to choose from.

But what to do with the pasta once purchased? One traditional Italian dish that we highly recommend trying is pasta all'amatriciana. This dish originates from the town of Amatrice in Lazio, Italy, and is simple to prepare but rich in flavor.

To make pasta all'amatriciana, you'll need:

500g of pasta (preferably spaghetti or bucatini) 200g of diced smoked pancetta 1 finely chopped onion 2 finely chopped garlic cloves 400g of chopped peeled tomatoes 1 dried red chili (optional) 100g of grated pecorino romano cheese Extra-virgin olive oil Salt and freshly ground black pepper

To prepare pasta all'amatriciana, follow these steps:

In a large frying pan, heat a drizzle of olive oil over medium heat and add the pancetta. Cook until the pancetta is golden and crispy.

Add the onion and garlic and cook for another 5-7 minutes until they are golden and soft.

Add the peeled tomatoes and the dried chili (if using) and cook over medium-low heat for about 20 minutes, or until the sauce is thick and flavorful.

While the sauce is cooking, cook the pasta in plenty of salted water following the instructions on the package.

When the pasta is al dente, drain it and add it to the frying pan with the pasta all'amatriciana sauce. Mix well to combine all the ingredients.

Sprinkle the pasta with grated pecorino romano cheese and freshly ground black pepper.

Serve immediately, accompanying the pasta all'amatriciana with a glass of robust red wine.

We hope you enjoyed our recipe for pasta all'amatriciana, and we invite you to read further news on our website to discover more options for Italian pasta and other culinary specialties. Thank you for choosing Gertrude Grocer!

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