Savouring every bite of a scrumptious meal for one is a privilege. I say this with full authority, because I am constantly surrounded by people and I have also know new mommies who haven’t eaten a decent meal in months – “me time” is always high on their priority list. This dish is made for such occasions.
In one pot or pan, you can make this feel-good pasta dish, which ensures minimum fuss and washing up. You start by melting some (okay, a lot) of butter with some olive oil, and fry up the delicious sage leaves. Remove the herbs once they’ve fried up, and immediately add some water into the pan to boil the pasta. The butter and remnants of the sage flavouring will simply add to the flavour. I recommend using a large pot if you don’t want to break your bucatini, like I did (because I used a small pan for aesthetic reasons). Normally, I would use a larger deeper pot. I add less water than normally required because I want most of the water to evaporate with just a bit leftover to create the sauce. Then the best part comes in – all that cheese! Use either Parmesan or Grana Padano, good quality cheese. Lastly, the pepper and nutmeg and use salt as per taste (remember, the cheese has salt, and so does salted butter).
Don’t forget to turn on the music, open that bottle of wine and be assured you shall thoroughly enjoy this meal for one!
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