Bucatini with Yellow Raisin Pistachio Gremolata

February 28, 2019

Author Notes: Pasta is such a versatile dish that can be dressed up with a number of different sauces and ingredients. However, when I am in a hurry and want to make a pasta dish using pantry ingredients, I take the 'less is more' approach. I select a few ingredients that pack bold flavor and really let them work their magic with the pasta.

This is a dish I recently created that is light, but flavorful. It's perfect for a weeknight meal, or you can pair it with a nice glass of Pinot Grigio, a side of crunchy Italian bread and enjoy it on date night. How ever you serve it, this bucatini is sure to please everyone around your table.
Corinne Sarvis

Serves: 3-4
Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 20 min

Ingredients

Bucatini

  • 12 ounces Bucatini
  • 1/4 cup Grated Parmesan
  • 3 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • .5 teaspoons Minced Garlic
  • 1 pinch Salt

Yellow Raisin Pistachio Gremolata

  • 1/2 cup Chopped pistachios
  • 1/4 cup Yellow Raisins
  • 1/2 teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes
  • 3 teaspoons Dried Parsley
  • 1 Minced Garlic Clove
  • 1/2 teaspoon Lemon Zest
  • 1 pinch Salt & Pepper
  • 1 splash Olive Oil
In This Recipe

Directions

  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil over high heat. Generously season the water with salt, then add the bucatini. Cook for approximately 9-13 minutes, or until pasta is al dente.
  2. While the bucatini is cooking, mince the garlic and saute it in a skillet with olive oil on a low heat. Add the yellow raisins and saute them with the garlic.
  3. While the garlic and raisins are sauteing, chop the pistachios, parsley and garlic and add to a bowl with the lemon zest, red pepper flakes and a pinch of salt and pepper. Set aside until the pasta is complete.
  4. Once the pasta is done cooking, strain the bucatini and transfer it to the skillet with the sauteed garlic and yellow raisins.
  5. Add the parmesan to the bucatini and stir together.
  6. Stir in the gremolata mixture to the pasta and add finish it with a drizzle of olive oil. Remove from heat and serve.

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