Spicy Bucatini w/Roasted Tomato and White Wine Sauce

September 24, 2013 • Italian Food, Main Dish, Pasta, Sunday Dinner, Uncategorized, Vegetarian

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A few weeks ago, I told you I’d be sharing some recipes using DELVERDE pasta.  Well, here is the first of three this week and I think you’ll love it.  It was taste-tested by some close friends and family over the weekend along with the other two recipes I’ll be sharing this week.  In particular, this recipe has a classic theme, it’s very simple, and it’s something I could eat everyday.  All you need to gather are some Roma tomatoes, quality olive oil, fresh garlic, shallots, crisp white wine, crushed red pepper, capers, and freshly grated Parmigiano Reggiano cheese…voila!! I just polished off some of the left-overs and it’s just as good reheated!!

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Start off with some ripe, Roma tomatoes drizzled with olive oil and sprinkled with sea salt.  Then into the oven…

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Anything that begins with fresh garlic, shallots, and olive oil is off to a great start!!

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As soon as you smell the aroma of garlic, add the roasted tomatoes, crushed red pepper, and stir.  Add the white wine and allow it to reduce by half.  At this point, your kitchen will smell amazing!!!

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Finish the sauce off with capers, but don’t allow them to cook into the sauce for more than a few minutes.  Their intensity will be diluted by the cooking process, so trust your palate.  (I lOVE capers so much that I like to add a few to my plate right before I’m ready to eat!!)

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Bucatini can be a challenge to cook properly.  In case you’re not familiar, bucatini is a thick spaghetti with a hole running through the center.  As such, it takes a bit longer to cook than spaghetti.  Just taste-test it as you go and you’ll be fine!!

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Make sure you toss the pasta in the sauce before serving.

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This is my husband’s first appearance on the blog!!! He always hides from the camera, but his hands could not escape!!!

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When your guests clear their plates, you know you’re on to something good :)

Spicy Bucatini w/Roasted Tomato and White Wine Sauce

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. DELVERDE Bucatini
  • 18 Roma tomatoes, quartered
  • 2 shallots, minced
  • 3-4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3/4 cup dry white wine (Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio)
  • 2 1/2 tbsp. capers
  • 1 tsp. crushed red pepper
  • olive oil
  • sea salt
  • Parmigiano Reggiano cheese for grating

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.

In the meantime, quarter the tomatoes and place them directly onto a baking sheet.

Drizzle generously with olive oil and season with a few pinches of sea salt.

Place directly into the oven and roast for 30 minutes, uncovered.

Using a wooden spoon, move the tomatoes around the baking sheet and continue to roast for 15 minutes.

Fill a large pasta pot with water and bring to a boil.

Add bucatini to the pot and salt the water liberally. Cook until al dente.

In the meantime, saute garlic and shallots in a large saute pan until garlic is fragrant.

Add roasted tomatoes to the pan along with crushed red pepper. Combine using a wooden spoon over medium-low heat.

Add white wine and reduce to half.

Add capers.

Drain the bucatini and add to the sauce. Toss thoroughly.

Grate Parmigiano Reggiano cheese over the pasta while tossing.

Serve immediately.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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20 Responses to Spicy Bucatini w/Roasted Tomato and White Wine Sauce

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  2. Chris says:

    I’m going to use up the last of my Romas from the garden and surprise Danielle with this dish when she comes home from college this weekend.

  3. Bobbie Fox says:

    MY MOUTH IS WATERING!!! This dish is absolutely fabulous! Beautiful.

  4. Pavlena says:

    I can say, first hand, that this recipe is a keeper!! It was delish!! So much so, that I intend on making it this weekend with spaghetti squash! The hubby has a gluten allergy, but with the flavors you incorporated, I am SURE it will still be yummy!!

  5. catherine says:

    It certainly was very good! Yummy indeed!

  6. Angela says:

    This looks so yummy!!! So sad to have missed eating it in person! Yummy!!!

  7. Donna Speer says:

    Nicole, I had the grandkids over and tried this recipe. They loved it!!! Thanks, Donna

  8. Sheila Brunner says:

    I made the vegetarian rigatoni last week, everyone loved it! Making it again today for a friend who just got home from the hospital.
    Keep the recipes coming!

  9. Cara says:

    I loved it and will be at tour house to eat it everyday!!!

  10. Dolly Whelan says:

    It is delicious!!!!!

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