So here I am with the fanciest #BrokeBitchMeal you’ll ever eat!
I mean look at this beauty, the peppery sauce, the cheese on top.
A little backstory behind the cacio e pepe: it’s a Roman pasta dish that is super simple in its ingredients, but super rich in flavor.
For those of you who know Italian, Cacio e Pepe literally translates to “cheese & pepper”.
And it’s amazing.
Let’s get started!
8 ounces of Linguine
3 tablespoons of Butter
2 cups of Parmesan
1 tablespoon of lemon zest
Boil the linguini noodles until they’re al dente, then save 3/4 cups of the pasta water.
In a separate pan, melt 2 tablespoons of butter & toast the pepper for about a minute.
Add 1/2 of the pasta water to the pan & bring it to a simmer on medium heat.
then reduce the heat to low, adding the pasta, using tongs to toss the pasta in the sauce.
Then add the cheese & a little bit of the pasta water if the linguini looks a little dry.
I added about a tablespoon of lemon zest to the pasta, just to break up the spiciness & add some brightness.
Sprinkle a little more cheese on top & voila!
Cacio e Pepe: 4 ingredients, tons of flavor.
Happy eating! ❤