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Pici Aglione Recipe

Simple yet authentic Tuscan fare. Aglione is usually served over Pici pasta, a hand rolled spaghetti. Fresh, Italian tomatoes, garlic and olive oil really shines in this beautiful dish.

Pici Aglione, a simple yet authentic Tuscan recipe.

Fresh, Italian tomatoes, parmesan, garlic, olive oil, fresh pepper, basil.  That’s it, simple and profoundly beautiful.  Aglione is usually served over Pici pasta which is a hand rolled spaghetti that’s thick and has a good ‘bite’, but you can use any of your favorite pasta.  

This thick, authentic Tuscan sauce will grab onto any pasta with gusto.  Travel through the hill towns of Tuscany with this authentic recipe.  Reading Beth Elons’ book, A Culinary Traveller in Tuscany, Exploring and Eating Off the Beaten Path inspired this recipe.  

Beths’ story reads like a fairy tale, accidentally coming across an ancient farm in a small Tuscan hill-town on 100 acres that needed some love.  Basically another Under the Tuscan Sun story.  Succumbed to the magic of the Mediterranean, Beth set roots in quite possibly the most beautiful place on Earth.

San Marzano tomatoes

The authenticity of this recipe outside of Italy depends on your ability to get either fresh heirloom tomatoes or Italian tomatoes such as Cento tomatoes.  If you can’t get either, choose cherry, plum or roma tomatoes from the super market, they have a more intense flavor.  

You may also use canned roma tomatoes too.  If you are in the US, I don’t recommend the average fresh tomato in the supermarket, they have no taste.

Pici Aglione, a simple yet authentic Tuscan recipe.

If you are really crazy about great tomatoes and like me, can’t get enough of them, serve this with simple Bruschetta.

Simple Bruschetta Recipe inspired by the amazing tomatoes in Italy and my trip to Florence.

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Pici Aglione, a simple yet authentic Tuscan recipe.

Pici Aglione Recipe

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

A simple, authentic Tuscan pasta recipe that utilizes great ingredients.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb of Pici pasta, you may substitute your favorite pasta
  • 4 Tbs extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 hot, fresh pepper, minced
  • 1 tsp of fresh herb of your choice (optional)
  • salt to taste
  • 28 oz can of San Marzano diced or stewed tomatoes
  • 8 Tbs parmesan, or more if you like

Instructions

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions.
  2. In a dutch oven heat olive oil over low/med heat, add garlic and fresh pepper, infuse flavor.
  3. Before garlic turns brown, add herb and tomatoes, increase to medium heat, cook until heated through and sauce is of desired consistency, about 10 minutes.
  4. Serve sauce over pasta, garnish with fresh parmesan.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 226Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 395mgCarbohydrates: 30gFiber: 2gSugar: 4gProtein: 7g

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Tuesday 5th of July 2016

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Tina

Tuesday 5th of July 2016

That's great! Thanks Kelli!

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