Pasta with cheese and pepper
This pasta is one of the simplest and at the same time most popular recipes in Italy. It requires only three ingredients: Cheese, pepper and salt, basta! The perfect dish when you need something simple and fast.
- First grate the pecorino. Then bring water to a boil in a pot. Once the boiling point is reached, salt the water well and cook the spaghetti al dente according to package instructions.
- In the meantime, place the grains of pepper in a mortar and crush them with a pestle. This gives the pepper more spiciness. Now put the crushed pepper in a large frying pan and roast it over low heat. Then deglaze with a shot of pasta water.
- Now add 4 to 5 more ladlefuls of pasta water to a bowl and set aside.
- Drain the spaghetti in a colander as soon as they are al dente. Then add about ⅓ of the pasta to the frying pan with the roasted pepper. Stir everything thoroughly with pasta tongs and add a little pasta water as needed.
- Meanwhile, put half of the grated pecorino in a bowl and add a ladleful of pasta water. Mix vigorously with a whisk. Then add the remaining pecorino and again a little pasta water and mix again until a nice cream is formed.
- Now add the remaining spaghetti to the frying pan and turn off the heat. Pour the pecorino cream on top, season with salt and mix everything thoroughly.
- Then arrange the delicious pasta on deep plates, sprinkle with more grated pecorino if desired and enjoy.Buon appetito!
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