HomeCookin: Cacio e Pepe with fennel, tomato and parsley salad.
Thank you Bon Appetit for the awesome recipe for Cacio e Pepe. I may have tweaked it a little here and there. But generally the recipe was SPOT ON.
Served with a simple Fennel, tomato and parsley salad, this was a deliciously simple Friday night meal….
Cacio E Pepe: Adapted from Bon Appetit
1 packet of Spaghetti, Bucatini, or we used Perciatelli
4 tbsp butter
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 cup grated pecorino
1/4 cup grated parmigiano
3/4 cup pasta water
2 tbsp fresh cracked pepper
Boil your pasta in salted water till almost al dente. Drain and reserve 3/4 cup pasta water.
In a saucepan melt 2 tablespoons of butter over medium heat. Swirl through a little EVOO.
Saute half the pepper for a min and then add the pasta water and simmer.
Stir through the pasta until coated in sauce. Add the remaining 2 tbsp of butter, and the pecorino.
Toss the pasta until the cheese melts through the sauce.
Add the rest of the pepper and the parmesan.
We served ours with a simple salad. Toss thin slices of fennel with halved cherry tomatoes, a bunch of chopped italian parsley, lemon zest, olive oil, salt a pepper. Toss through with a little squeeze of lemon juice.