What you'll need

  • Spaghetti, bucatini or tagliatelle
  • Parmesan
  • Pepper

What you'll do

Put some pepper grains in a pan and toast them to bring the flavour out. In the meantime, bring some water to the boil and start cooking the pasta.

When the pasta is halfway through, mix 1/2 cups of hot pasta water with 100-200g parmesan (add water a bit at a time to avoid making the sauce too watery) to form a cheese-based cream.

When the pasta is almost al dente, move it along with some pasta water in the pan where you toasted the pepper. Finish cooking the pasta adding water where needed for 1-2 minutes. Add in the cheese sauce and take off the heat. Shake and stir so that the cheese cream can coat the pasta. Serve!

What you'll get