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Buttered Pasta With Pistachios

Ingredients
  Butter 6 Ounce, clarified
  Pistachios 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), shelled and coarsely chopped
  Shallots 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), chop
  Pancetta 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), dice (Optional)
  Spaghettini pasta 14 1⁄2 Ounce (Cooked as per box instructions)
  Cherry tomatoes 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs), halved
  Parmesan cheese 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), grated
  Parsley 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), freshly cut
Directions

GETTING READY
1. For the clarified butter: Clarify butter by melting in a skillet over medium heat. Continue cooking until butter is foamy on top. and set aside.
2. Allow solids to sink to the bottom and skim remaining solids from the top.
3. Pour off clarified butter from solids at bottom. (Yields 6 tablespoons of clarified butter)

MAKING
4. Combine clarified butter, pistachios, shallots and pancetta in skillet over medium-high heat.
5. Stir until until pistachios are lightly toasted and shallots are translucent.
6. Remove from heat and add pasta, tomatoes, Parmesan cheese and parsley.
7. Toss to mix well.
8. Place back on heat for 5-10 minutes to melt the cheese.
9. Next, season with more parmesan cheese.

SERVING
10. Plate and serve hot or warm.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Italian
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Saute
Ingredient: 
Pistachio
Interest: 
Easy
Restriction: 
Low Cholesterol, Low Sugar
Preparation Time: 
40 Minutes
Cook Time: 
25 Minutes
Ready In: 
65 Minutes
Servings: 
8

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