Do you know that September 15th is National Linguine Day? A day set aside to celebrate a type of pasta that’s delicious, versatile and simply fun to say. Before diving into some of the best linguine recipes, let’s learn a little about this delightful pasta.
Originating in the Liguria region of northern Italy, linguine (lin-GWEE-nay) is a narrow, flat version of round spaghetti, more similar to fettuccine. It’s delicious with simple butter and herbs or when paired with a cream, pesto, or almost any type of pasta sauce. Linguine is also commonly used in seafood dishes and is the perfect base for either a red or white clam sauce.
Pasta Carbonara is an Italian classic that’s made up of simple ingredients, tastes great and is perfect for a busy weeknight. Here’s a linguine twist on the classic carbonara recipe for your National Linguine Day dinner – it will bring smiles to your dinner table!
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons butter
1/4 pound sliced bacon, cut crosswise into thin strips
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup white wine
Salt and pepper to taste
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese, plus more for serving
3/4 pound linguine
2 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
Directions: In a small stainless-steel frying pan, heat the oil and butter over moderate heat. Add the bacon and cook until brown but not crisp, about 4 minutes. Add the garlic, wine, salt and pepper. Simmer until the wine is reduced to 2 tablespoons, about 3 minutes. Remove from the heat. In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, and cheese.
In a large pot of boiling, salted water, cook the linguine until just done, about 12 minutes. Drain the pasta, add it to the egg-and-cheese mixture, and toss quickly. Pour the bacon mixture over the linguine. Add the parsley and toss just until mixed. Serve immediately with additional Parmesan.
Here are a few more easy linguine recipes for you to try that taste amazing –
Happy National Linguine Day!