Updated: Sep 7
Makes 3 serves - Preparation time 15 min - cooking time 40 min
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 onion, sliced
700g tomato sauce
1 tablespoons chopped thyme
1 fresh red chili, optional
¼ teaspoon of nutmeg, grated
Salt and black pepper to taste
A sprig of fresh basil, torn leaves, or fresh flat leaves parsley, chopped(optional)
3 tablespoons Parmesan cheese, freshly grated.
MAKING THE SAUCE:
Heat a large pot until hot, then add the olive oil. Add the onion and saute for about 5 minutes or until softened.
Add the tomato sauce, thyme and chili, stirring well. Add the water and bring to the boil.
Finally add nutmeg and salt to taste. Cover and simmer for 30-40 minutes, stirring from time to time.
Add more water if you think that the sauce is reducing too much.
Remove from the heat and set aside till needed.
Bring a large pot of salted water (a table spoon each liter of water) to a boil. Add pici, stir gently with a wooden spoon. It takes about 2 minutes to cook. Drain, toss with sauce, garnish with basil or parsley. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese on top and serve.
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