Friday, July 18, 2008

Whole-Grain Spaghetti with Pecorino, Prosciutto and Pepper


1 pound whole-grain (or whole-wheat) spaghetti
2 tablespoons mixed colored peppercorns, coarsely ground
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 1/2 cups grated (6 ounces) pecorino
6 ounces thinly sliced prosciutto, chopped
1/4 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil leaves


Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Add the
pasta and cook until tender but still firm to the bite, stirring
occasionally, about 8 to 10 minutes.

While the pasta is cooking: Heat a small, heavy-bottomed skillet over
medium-high heat. Add the peppercorns and toast for about 20 to 30
seconds. Add the oil and cook for 1 minute. Remove the pan from the

Drain the pasta reserving about 1/2 cup of the pasta water. Transfer
the spaghetti to a large serving bowl. Add 1 cup of the pecorino and
toss to combine, gradually adding reserved pasta water, if needed, to
loosen up the pasta. Add the oil mixture, prosciutto, 2 tablespoons of
parsley, and 2 tablespoons of basil. Toss well to combine all

Garnish with the remaining pecorino, parsley, and basil.

From: food network


Daphne said...
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Daphne said...

prosciutto is the Italian word for ham; you can use any ham or bacon for this recipe :)