Guanciale (9 oz)
into thin short strips and put to the side.
Drizzle a small amount of
Extra-Virgin Olive Oil (to taste)
into a pan and heat it up. Once the oil is warm, add the guanciale to the pan and leave it to crisp slightly, stirring occasionally.
To bring out the flavour of the guanciale for the Bucatini all’Amatriciana, add
White Wine (1/2 cup)
and stir it through. Leave it to evaporate.
Open a can of
Tomatoes (14 oz)
and pour the contents into a bowl. Using the back of a fork, squash down the large tomatoes and stir.
Ground Black Pepper (to taste)
to the amatriciana sauce, along with
Crushed Red Pepper Flakes (to taste)
and a handful of grated
Pecorino Romano Cheese (to taste)
. Mix it together well.
Once there is just a small amount of liquid left in the pan, add the sauce mixture and stir.
Turn the heat down to low and leave the sauce to simmer for 15-20 minutes.
Water (20 3/4 cups)
in a large pot and once ready, add a generous pinch of
Rock Salt (to taste)
and stir until dissolved. Cook the
Bucatini Pasta (9 oz)
(according to packet instructions for al dente).
Once the pasta is ready, strain it well and add it to the pan. Using a wooden spoon, smother the sauce all over the pasta so it is infused with the bold, salty flavours.