30 minute meal: Cacio e pepe with meyer lemon & peas - Metro US

30 minute meal: Cacio e pepe with meyer lemon & peas

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Cacio e pepe, meaning “cheese and pepper,” is a grown upversion of our childhood favorite,pasta with butter and cheese. A few special twists make it extra sophisticated. The combinationof two cheeses—Parmesan and Pecorino—adds a layer of nutty flavor to the creamy sauce.Campanelle, “little bells” in Italian, has the perfect hollow cone shape for catching peas. Cook,relax, and enjoy!

Cooking time: 20 minutes

Attributes: vegetarian

Calories: 675 kcal/person

Allergens: milk, gluten

Added fat: 2tbsp of oil

What we send:

1 oz Parmesan

1 oz Pecorino Romano

1 oz scallions (2)

fresh thyme (0.1 oz)

8 oz campanelle

1 cup frozen peas (5 oz)

1 Meyer lemon (3 oz)

What you need:

coarse salt

freshly ground black pepper

olive oil


large pot


Recipe steps:

1.Prep ingredients

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Finely grate Parmesan and Pecorino. Thinly slicescallions, discarding roots. Pick thyme leaves from stems (1 tablespoon).

2.Cook pasta and peas

Add campanelle to boiling water and cook until almost al dente 6–8 minutes. Add peas andcontinue to cook until peas are bright green and pasta is al dente, about 1 more minute.Reserve 1∕2 cup pasta water and drain.

3.Make sauce

Meanwhile, combine most of Parmesan and Pecorino in a large bowl (reserve a little for

garnish). Zest Meyer lemon over. Add 3 tablespoons cold water and 1∕2 teaspoon freshly ground

pepper. Mash with a spoon until pretty smooth.

4.Finish sauce

Add scallions, thyme, and 2 tablespoons oil to cheese mixture and stir to combine.

5.Toss pasta

Add hot pasta and peas to sauce and toss until pasta is evenly coated, adding 2–4 tablespoonspasta water to create a creamy sauce; season with salt and pepper.


Halve Meyer lemon and squeeze over pasta, tossing to combine. Serve pasta topped withreserved Parmesan and Pecorino and lots of freshly ground black pepper. Enjoy!

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