the recipe of the first typical dish of Umbria

Ingredients and recipe for preparing spaghetti with rancetto, a hearty and very simple first course typical of Umbrian cuisine!

Today we will explain how to prepare a typical first course of traditional Umbrian cuisine, as simple as it is good and substantial: spaghetti with rancetto. The secret of this dish is all in the sauce prepared with a lot of ingredients tasty and readily available: bacon, onion, tomato and marjoram. This condiment may recall the much better known amatriciana pasta, but the presence of aromas such as marjoram allows you to distinguish the two typical dishes.

Spaghetti with pancetta prepared following the Umbrian tradition are also an excellent idea for those who have short while to devote to cooking, but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t want to give up preparing tasty and savory dishes. Now let’s see all the steps of the preparation.

Spaghetti with rancetto
Spaghetti with rancetto

Preparation of pasta with rancetto

  1. First, peel the onion, chop it finely then fry it in a pan with a couple of tablespoons of olive oil until it browns.
  2. Cut the bacon into cubes, add it to the chopped onion and leave to infuse for a few minutes, stirring regularly. Meanwhile, score the bottom of the tomatoes with the tip of a knife.
  3. Blanch the tomatoes in boiling water for one minute, drain them and with the help of a knife remove the peel.
  4. Cut the tomatoes into large pieces, add them to the sauce together with the marjoram, pepper and salt. Continue cooking and in the meantime cook the spaghetti.
  5. Drain the pasta al dente, toss it in the pan with the sauce and serve immediately.
  6. Finish with a sprinkling of grated pecorino and…enjoy your meal!

Even the spaghetti with Cetara anchovy sauce are a first course to try!


Storage tips? You should definitely eat this pasta just ready and still hot, however you can keep it in the refrigerator for a maximum of 1 day well covered by the transparent film.

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