Spaghetti with Turiddu. A simple dish, cheap, quick and tasty for us is the classic Sicilian pasta from spaghetti fast. The name is a tribute to the character of ' Turiddu’ in Mascagni's Cavalleria Rusticana. The preparation takes really just a moment, and the ingredients are very few, but it is essential to have a good oregano, fragrant. For the rest only serve tomatoes into large pieces, oil, pepper if you like, some black olives and you're done. The pasta Turiddu is ideal for unexpected guests, also numerous, or for a midnight spaghetti. I put the cheese, in preference to a Sicilian pecorino canestrato Dop, because they are dependent, but it's a dish that is born without the grated cheese as a condiment. And, if you love the sauce with olives, try the recipe, very Roman and spicy, of pasta alla Puttanesca.
PASTA ALLA TURIDDU (easy recipe Sicilian)Print This
- 400 g spaghetti
- 600 grams of tomato chunks
- 150 grams of black olives in brine
- extra virgin olive oil, to taste
- Salt, to taste
- a pinch of cayenne pepper
- a heaped teaspoon of dried oregano
- a few leaves of fresh oregano
- grated pecorino Dop, to taste
The fast pasta Turiddu prepares the exact time of the pasta cooking. Boil salted water and meanwhile prepare the sauce. In a frying pan with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil, to heat and add the red pepper, the chunks of tomato and salt.
Cook for five minutes and meanwhile denocciolare and cut into slices olives; add them to the sauce and simmer a few minutes. Cook spaghetti and drain them al dente, keeping aside half a glass of cooking water to thicken the dough.
Pour the spaghetti in the pan with the sauce and Turiddu, high heat, stir if necessary using a little of the cooking water. Fire off, add plenty of oregano and, If you like, grated pecorino. Serve the pasta immediately to Turiddu, Enjoy your meal!
THE PAIRING: Recommend a Ciro’ Rosso Doc (100% Gaglioppo) for softness, medium body and subtle notes of spices that go hand in hand with plenty of oregano, baked olives and red sauce.