“Pici all’aglione” – Pasta with spicy garlic tomato sauce

“Pici all’aglione” – Pasta with spicy garlic tomato sauce

Have you ever tried Pici pasta?

If you never visited the Siena area in Tuscany, Italy I bet the answer is No.

Pici are a traditional pasta cut from Siena which is relatively hard to find outside Tuscany although, in my onion, are super delicious. They are really thick spaghetti, very similar to the Asiatic Udon noodles but they have the same bite than regular al dente pasta (contrarily to Udon noodles). Their typical thickness makes every Pici dish a real indulgent dish to devour with gusto, every bite is a mouthful of pasta and sauce which probably will splatter all around you. Not really classy, no. But rustic dishes are my favorites.


  • 170g (6 oz) Semolina Flour
  • 1 tbsp EVO Oil
  • Water
  • Salt
  • 250g (14 oz) whole peeled Plum Tomatoes
  • 4-5 Garlic cloves
  • Chili pepper flakes
  • EVO Oil
  • 1-2 tsp Sugar
  • Salt
  • Grated Pecorino or Parmesan cheese
Read the whole recipe on Cooking My Dreams