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Chitarra Cacio e Pepe

a bowl of chitarra cacio e pepe

Single serving

6 oz Fresh Rosemary's Panty Chitarra

2 tbsp Rosemary's Pantry Cacio e Pepe paste

1 tbsp butter

2 turns of fresh ground black pepper

1 tbsp grated pecorino cheese

Follow these instructions (from Chef Michael himself!) to make the perfect Chitarra Cacio e Pepe at home:

1. Bring about 1 qt of water to a boil with a small handful of salt to season it. Cook the pasta for 4 minutes.

2. Once the pasta is cooked, save a cup of the pasta water on the side and discard the rest. 

3. Add in 1/2 a cup of pasta water back into the pasta, butter, and Cacio paste. 

4. Use the residual heat to emulsify the sauce by stirring it with a fork. Add more pasta water if it is too thick. 

5. Once the sauce is able to coat the pasta well it is ready to serve. Sprinkle a little grated pecorino and a couple of turns of black pepper on top.

a drawing of a face Pro Tip  a drawing of a face 

Don't put it back on the heat once the Cacio paste is added- It will stick to the bottom of the pot!

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