Spaghetti night just got an upgrade. When tossed with pasta and savory stock, uni melts into a creamy carbonara sauce with a texture as velvety as custard. Bucatini has a hollow center—think of it like a straw made of spaghetti—whch captures sauce for more uni goodness in each bite.
What is uni? The foie gras of the sea: rich, buttery, and meltingly smooth.
Recipe: Smoky Uni Carbonara
Fresh pasta cooks in less than half the time as dried pasta. Look for unflavored varieties or the spinach version in the deli section of your market. Ricotta salata is a variation of ricotta cheese that is salted, pressed, and dried. It can be sliced or grated. If it's unavailable, try feta cheese but be sure to decrease the added salt.
Besides being an easy and delicious meal you’d be proud to serve company, the best thing about this dish is that it’s so quick―boiling water for the noodles is the most time-consuming part. Leftovers make a tasty cold noodle salad.
Pasta with Arugula Pesto takes on a peppery flavor as arugula replaces basil in the sauce. This pasta dish is perfect for weeknights as it's ready in less than 25 minutes.
Recipe: Pasta with Arugula Pesto