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CACIO AND PEPE PASTA


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Serves 2 | Prep Time 10 | Cook Time 5

Ingredients

For 2 people

100 grams of grated Pecorino Romano
Pepper (more is better)
2-3 tablespoon olive oil
some hot water, taken from the water for cooking pasta
150-200 grams of Spaghetti


Boil water to cook pasta and cook it.


Meanwhile, put in a pan, the olive oil as many black pepper you like. More is better.


In a dish mix Pecorino and hot water till you obtain a cream.



When pasta is just a little bit cooked ("al dente"), add it in the pan. Mix with oil and pepper. Finally add the cheese cream.


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Notes

"Cacio e pepe" is a typical Roman recipe. It's sound easy. The name is literally cheese and pepper. Yes, it's simple but not so basic.

First lesson: The chesse must be Pecorino Romano.

Second lesson: Pepper has a key role

Third lesson: No other ingredients, just olive oil (in my version) and hot water

The secret? The hot water

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