Delicious pasta without a skillet? That’s right, no skillet is needed for this recipe. Today we are going to take our inspiration from Rome where they prepare pasta without a sauce. This is an easy, satisfying dish that you can make on those days when you need simplicity in your life but still want a wallop of flavor.
One pound cooked pasta
Extra virgin olive oil
Coarse black pepper to taste
Drain one pound of cooked pasta
In a warm bowl simply toss the cooked pasta with coarsely grated Pecorino cheese a few tablespoons of the pasta cooking water and some chopped parsley, drizzle some extra virgin olive oil, and sprinkle plenty of coarsely grated black pepper—and I mean plenty!
Serve it piping hot and buon appetito!
Lidia Matticchio Bastianich was born in Pola, Istria, on the northeastern coast of the Adriatic Sea. She is a cookbook author, restaurateur, and TV chef extraordinaire. Watch Lidia’s Italy Saturdays at 1:30pm on WGBH 2 or Sundays at 4pm on WGBH 44.