Salami pasta with olives in spicy brandy tomato cream sauce

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This recipe was born more or less out of necessity, when one day I opened the fridge and found only a piece of salami a few olives and a cup of cream. And of course the stores were already closed. Fortunately, however, as a typical Italian, I always have enough cans of tomatoes in stock. So quickly collected a few more ingredients in the house, put everything together by intuition and experience and out came this wonderful aromatic pasta.

4.50 from 180 ratings
An exceptionally delicious pasta of our own creation!
Difficulty: easy
Cost: medium
Calories: 224.2kcal
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 25 minutes
Difficulty: easy
Cost: medium
Calories: 224.2kcal
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 25 minutes

Ingredients list


  • Bring a large pot of well-salted water to a boil.
  • Peel and dice the onion and sauté in a large frying pan with a dash of olive oil.
  • Remove the skin from the salami if necessary and roughly dice. Add to the onions in the pan and fry lightly for a short time.
  • Deglaze with the brandy and allow to reduce briefly. Add the liquid cream and the chopped tomatoes, mix well and bring to the boil. Crumble in the dried hot pepper, add sugar and season with salt and pepper. Simmer on low until the pasta is cooked.
  • Meanwhile, add the spaghetti to the boiling water and cook until al dente.
  • Cut the olives into small rings and finely chop the fresh basil. Just before the pasta is ready, add both to the sauce along with a dash of pasta water and mix well.
  • Drain the finished pasta, then add it directly to the sauce, mix everything thoroughly and let it simmer for a few seconds.
  • Finally, divide among deep plates and serve hot.
    Buon appetito!
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Sprinkle some freshly grated Parmigiano Reggiano over the finished pasta and the dish is perfectly rounded off! Instead of salami piccante, a simple cooked salami is also wonderfully suitable for this dish.
Serving: 400gCalories: 224.2kcal (11%)Carbohydrates: 24g (8%)Protein: 9.7g (19%)Fat: 9.1g (14%)

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