This recipe was impressed by the unique recipe of the Accademia dell’ Assassina di Bari.

For this recipe, we advocate utilizing a 12” or 14” fry pan. This manner, it is possible for you to to accommodate the spaghetti strands with out breaking them. The perfect pans for this recipe are seasoned forged iron or heavy-duty non-stick pans. If selecting a non-stick pan, use the newly obtainable non-stick ceramic pans which can be licensed freed from poisonous supplies.

Recipe Notes

This recipe was created by NPA’s Chef Rosario. See his notes beneath:


Buon Giorno, pasta-loving pals!


After I journey, I really like exploring eating places all around the globe, and I all the time stay up for sampling their pasta choices. A few of the pasta specialties I attempt are deeply rooted in regional Italian cuisines, they usually usually have colourful charming names. Apart from the well-known Puttanesca, Amatriciana, Cacio e Pepe, and Carbonara, it is enjoyable to seek out Arrabbiata (which suggests “offended” and denotes a spicy sauce), Boscaiola (woodsman-style, normally that includes wild mushrooms), or Carrettiera (as delivered by cart drivers—a Sicilian reply to aglio, olio e peperoncino). However the prize for originality goes to the famed Barese (from Bari, Puglia’s capital) specialty: Spaghetti all’Assassina!! Actually, assassin-style spaghetti. It is a killer pasta that may knock you over with its highly effective taste and warmth. Not solely is its title uncommon, however its preparation goes AGAINST all the pieces you’ve discovered about cooking pasta! For starters, the spaghetti is NOT cooked in a pot of boiling water. Fairly, it is cooked in a means similar to risotto. First, it is “toasted” in a pan with garlic, oil, chili peppers, and tomato puree. It is then cooked in the identical pan by including small additions of tomato broth till al dente perfection is reached.


The result’s a dish exploding with caramelized tomato taste, spicy chilis, and an irresistible crunchy texture as a result of preliminary toasting of the spaghetti.


Barese purists don’t add anything; nevertheless, a sprinkle of chopped Italian parsley and/or of pungent Pecorino Romano can solely add an additional punch to this culinary heaven. Provare per credere!


Buon appetito and Share the Pasta!