Just with some leftovers in our pantry we can create wonders in the kitchen. Just play with your ingredients…
For a last minute comfort food dinner…
Nuts, herbs, garlic, some raisins to sweeten it up and our Virgin Olive oil to finish it up…
Pasta with nut sauce and raisins
1 cup walnuts
1 cup pine nuts
3 garlic cloves, sliced
3 teaspoons oregano, dried
3 tablespoons olive oil, plus more for covering the jars
½ cup golden raisins
salt, to taste
black pepper, freshly ground, to taste
400 g spaghetti (or pasta of choice)
½ cup Pecorino cheese, grated
parsley, for garnish
1. Nut mixture: : Place the walnuts, pine nuts, and garlic in a food processor and pulse to a fine chop. Add the oregano and pulse a few more times to combine.
2. Nut-raisin mixture: Heat the olive oil in a medium-sized pan over a medium heat. Add the nut mixture, the raisins, and salt and pepper. Cook for about 5 minutes, stirring constantly.
3. Cook the pasta in salted boiling water until al dente. Set aside about a cup of warm pasta water. Drain the pasta and toss with the nut/raisin mixture. Add some warm pasta water to loosen the mixture and give it the desired texture. Season with salt and freshly ground pepper and serve immediately.
4. Garnish with the cheese and parsley.
Serves: 4 to 6