Boil penne with plenty of water. (Details omitted).
Heat olive oil in a pan, and add garlic, parsley and red chili pepper.
When garlic becomes golden brown, add canned whole tomatoes (diced are easier to use) and simmer.
Taste and add salt, if needed. Simmer for 5-6 minutes. Add pasta water to the sauce, if it thickens too much.
Add cooked penne. Drizzle olive oil, and mix penne and sauce well.
Serve on a plate. Enjoy it piping hot.
Story Behind this Recipe
This penne arrabbiata is a very common family meal in Italy. This is a very basic recipe. It is very tasty and easy to cook as it is, so try it out.
Cook finely chopped garlic until golden brown, and add whole tomatoes at the very best moment. This stops cooking garlic immediately. It is better to cook garlic until golden brown to extract nice aroma. Adjust the amount of red pepper to suit your taste.