This is a Sciabica Family favorite during the holidays. Many of our guests are skeptical at first, but one taste of our walnut pasta quickly produces smiles. We often enjoy this deliciously simple dish on Christmas Eve.
1 Lb Spaghetti
3/4 Cups Sourdough Bread (cubed) or Bread Crumbs
3/4 Cups Walnuts
1/2 Cup Sciabica's Garlic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1/2 Cup Flat Leaf Parsley
1/2 Cup Grated Italian Cheese (Pecorino Romano)
1 Tbsp Sea Salt
1/2 Cup Pasta Water
Blend bread in a food processor. Add walnuts and blend until well chopped.
Add 1/8 cup Sciabica's Garlic EVOO to a pan on medium heat. Once olive oil is warm, add bread/walnut mixture. Fry the mixture until golden brown. Set aside.
Boil salted water. Cook spaghetti per package directions. Drain pasta.
Be sure to save 1/2 cup of the pasta water. Pasta water is a great addition. The salty, starchy water not only adds flavor but helps glue the pasta and sauce together.
Combine pasta and bread/walnut mixture. Add parsley and cheese. Drizzle with olive oil.
Plate an individual serving, then garnish with parsley and add cheese to taste.