Saturday, August 28, 2010

The night before the race

Today it was a wonderful afternoon and I relaxed with my family on the beach where there was a soft wind. Now I’m ready for the Ladispoli’s 6 km race which starts tomorrow at 09:30 a.m.
As you know, the night before the race we have to have carbohydrates. Some months ago we wrote about this matter on our blogs and we said that a lot of runners like pizza or potatoes the night before the race. This time I had pasta at dinner: penne arrabbiata, that’s its name. I write here below the recipe of this classic spicy pasta dish.
Heat 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add bacon (4 ounces finely diced), ½ small onion minced and 1 large garlic clove, minced. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the bacon begins to turn pink and the onion is translucent (about five minutes). Add crushed red pepper and cook until the bacon starts to brown. Add tomatoes and a pinch of sugar. Season with salt and ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes and bring to a boll. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook partially covered about 30 minutes. Meanwhile, cook the “penne” (12 ounces) in plenty of salted water until al dente. Drain well and return to the pot. Add half of the sauce and cook, stirring, for one minute, Spoon into bowls, serving the remaining sauce and the freshly grated parmesan.
The recipe above written is something you can make in 30 minutes or less and you can get ingredients in a supermarket.
I hope all you’ll have a running and relaxing weekend.


Amy said...

Pasta is so good! Hope you have a great race!

Ewa said...

I wonder if I become your follower will I gain weight? That recipe is sinful.
Have a wonderful race.

Anne said...

Miam...thanks for this recipe.

BTW, I tagged you for an award on my blog...go check it out :)

Fran said...

My friend's husband can make a great pasta d'arrabiatia. I never make it at home as my husband doesn't like this pasta dish much.

Hope your race went well today.

Black Knight said...

...and now, please, let us know if the penne all'arrabbiata worked for a great performance!

Julie said...

Hi Giorgio,
Woo hoo, a recipe! I will have to try this one! Thanks for sharing:) I hope that your race went well this morning! Looking forward to hearing all about it!

Johann said...

Thanks for the recipe Giorgio, always nice to find something new to do with pasta. I hope the race went well. have a great week!

ajh said...

Good luck in your race! Hope the weather is perfect. It is pretty hot here.