Cacio e pepe

The One Pasta Recipe You Need to Know

I’ve always wanted a delicious, simple sauce recipe for pasta.  Here it is:

Recipe source: http://www.purewow.com/recipes/cacio-e-pepe-pasta?utm_source=zergnet&utm_medium=syndication

The One Pasta Recipe You Need to Know

PHOTO: LIZ ANDREW/STYLING: ERIN MCDOWELL

MAKES 4 SERVINGS
START TO FINISH: 20 MINUTES

INGREDIENTS

  • 12 ounces spaghetti
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • cup grated Pecorino Romano cheese
  • Salt, to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper (lots of it), to taste

DIRECTIONS

1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the spaghetti and cook until al dente, 8 to 10 minutes.

2. While the pasta cooks, mash the soft butter with the olive oil and pecorino cheese in a large bowl to form a paste.

3. When the pasta is tender, drain it, reserving ½ cup of the pasta cooking water. Add the spaghetti directly to the bowl with the butter mixture. Toss well to coat, adding the pasta water as needed to make a thick, creamy sauce that coats the pasta strands. Season with salt and lots of freshly ground black pepper.

4. Divide the pasta among four plates; serve immediately.

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