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Stanley Tucci, Rome, Pasta
From The Ciao Asheville Recipe Department: Rita Lenderman, Director
If you watched the episode on Rome with Stanley Tucci of "Searching for Italy" on CNN, this is the recipe!
Spaghetti Cacio e Pepe
For 3 to 4 people
12 ounces bronze cut spaghetti
1 cup grated young grated Pecorino Romano
Aged Pecorino Romano to garnish
Fresh cracked black pepper about 1/2 tsp or more depending on your taste
In a large pot add water but not a lot because we need the starch water for this recipe. Add salt and bring to a boil.
Add your spaghetti and gently fold them to submerge in water.
In a large sauté pan add black pepper and on low heat toast a bit. With a ladle add some of the pasta water to it.
Use some of the pasta water in the grated Pecorino cheese and stir to create a cream.
Once spaghetti is al dente with the help of tongs remove from water and add to sauté pan and start stirring. Add the creamed Pecorino and continue stirring. You’ll need to add the starch water to create a creamy coating.
Immediately serve with a grating of aged Pecorino and more black pepper.
It should be eaten immediately.