Cacio E Pepe!!
This is by far one of my favorite pasta dishes! It is so easy to make and incredibly flavorful! The parmesan and pepper combo is so delicious! This pasta dish pairs wonderful with an Italian red wine. Perfect for Valentine's Day!
-3/4 box of spaghetti or bucatini
-2 cups of fresh grated parmesan.
-1 tablespoon of olive oil
-2 tablespoons of salted butter
-2 teaspoons of ground black pepper
-1 clove of garlic
-1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
-1/2 cup pasta water
-Boil a large pot of water. Once boiling salt your water.
-Cook pasta al dente.
-With 5 minutes to go for your pasta, add the olive oil and butter in a pan on low heat. Once melted take your clove of garlic and push it around the olive oil/butter mixture to flavor it with garlic. Take out after 2 minutes.
-Take out 1/2 cup of pasta water.
-Directly from the boiling water, with tongs take out your pasta and put directly in the butter/olive oil mixture. Once you have transferred all of your pasta, add 1 and 3/4 cups of parmesan, the ground black pepper, and the red pepper flakes.
-Mix and add around 1/4 cup of the pasta water. (use more if you want a creamier texture)
-Serve and sprinkle with the remaining parmesan cheese.
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