Rigatoni Al Segreto

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Rigatoni Al Segreto

This Rigatoni al Segreto recipe was the most closely guarded hugger-mugger at Gino’s, i of New York City’s most famous Italian restaurants. It was every bit legendary, every bit their signature zebra-print wallpaper, as well as it won awards every bit the best ruddy sauce inwards town. 

While in that location were rumors that the hugger-mugger constituent was butter, no i actually knew for sure. Once the eating theater unopen inwards 2010, the recipe got out, as well as indeed, the butter legend was confirmed. Having never been there, I was excited to displace it, but in that location was a large problem. Actually, a minor problem. The recipe called for only a half-tablespoon of butter. Regulars knew this couldn’t endure right, as well as and thus the recipe remained a mystery. Was it a typo? Was the onetime chef only trolling people?

We may never convey known; had it non been for a documentary called, “The Missing Ingredient.” It’s a groovy film, but despite the name, it’s non nigh the butter. However, there’s a scene close the end, where the onetime chef makes this pasta for the filmmaker, as well as it shows how much butter goes in.
He made a much larger sum than the published version, but I concluded that it was a typo, as well as should’ve been one-half a stick of butter. So, non alone am I recommending that yous brand this delicious sauce, but I likewise actually promise yous checkout the painting exhibit presently (it’s on Netflix). Enjoy!
Ingredients for 4 minor or ii large portions:
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 loving cup diced onion
  • 1 teaspoon salt, summation to a greater extent than to taste
  • 2 or iii cloves crushed garlic
  • a pinch of ruddy pepper flakes (not inwards master copy recipe)
  • 1 tin give the sack (28 oz) San Marzano tomatoes, blended smooth
  • 1/2 loving cup H2O to rinse out the tin give the sack of tomatoes
  • Small handful of basil leaves, left whole or sliced only earlier adding
  • 1 loving cup freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano (about 1.5 oz past times weight), summation to a greater extent than to top
  • 4 tablespoons butter, cubed

*8 ounces dry out rigatoni

* This recipe in all probability makes plenty sauce to coat 12 oz of pasta, but I similar lots of sauce.