Ingredients

  • Serves 4 people
  • 300 g dried bucatini or rigatoni 

  • olive oil 

  • 50 g coarse stale breadcrumbs 

  • 1 tsp dried red chilli flakes 

  • 5 cm fresh horse radish 

  • 2 cloves of garlic 

  • ½ a bunch of fresh thyme (15 g) 

  • 2 dried red peppers, or 8 sun-dried tomatoes 

  • extra virgin olive oil

Nonna Teresa’s Pasta
Recipe Courtesy of
Asian Food Network

Nonna Teresa’s Pasta

A good pangrattato (flavoured crispy breadcrumbs) has the ability to add not only flavour, but also incredible texture to a meal. The use of horseradish here is very unusual, yet very delicious and makes total sense as it was one of the few vegetables growing locally to Teresa. Dishes like this respect the scarcity of ingredients.
  • Easy
  • 5 min
  • 10 min
  • 10 min
  • 3 steps
  • 9 Ingredients
  • Easy
  • 3 steps
  • 9 Ingredients
  • 5 min
  • 10 min
  • 10 min

Instructions

  1. Cook and season pasta

    • Cook the pasta in a pan of boiling salted water according to the packet instructions, then drain, reserving a mugful of starchy cooking water.


  2. Stir fry aromatics

    • Meanwhile, for the pangrattato, put 2 tbsp of olive oil into a large frying pan on a medium-high heat with the breadcrumbs and chilli flakes. 
    • Peel and finely grate in the horseradish, then fry for 5 minutes, or until crisp, stirring regularly. 
    • Tip into a bowl and put aside. Return the frying pan to a medium heat with 2 tbsp of olive oil. 
    • Peel, finely slice and add the garlic, strip in the thyme leaves, then tear in the dried peppers, discarding the seeds.


  3. Add in pasta

    • Fry for just 1 minute, then toss in the drained pasta, loosening with a little reserved cooking water, if needed.


Plate and Serve!

Season to perfection, divide between warm bowls, drizzle lightly with extra virgin olive oil and generously sprinkle over the pangrattato.

Plate and Serve!

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Ingredients
  • Serves 4 people
  • 300 g dried bucatini or rigatoni 

  • olive oil 

  • 50 g coarse stale breadcrumbs 

  • 1 tsp dried red chilli flakes 

  • 5 cm fresh horse radish 

  • 2 cloves of garlic 

  • ½ a bunch of fresh thyme (15 g) 

  • 2 dried red peppers, or 8 sun-dried tomatoes 

  • extra virgin olive oil

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