Chef Cristiano Bassani

Gene & Georgetti

500 N. Franklin St., Chicago, IL 60654

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Cacio e Pepe

Serves 4 people 

1 pound lumache pasta 

1 tablespoon unsalted butter 

2 tablespoons Pecorino Romano cheese (sheep milk cheese)

1 tablespoon parmigiano 

1 cup pasta water 

Salt and pepper to taste 

Bring about 1 gallon of salted water to a boil. Add 1 lb lumache pasta and cook for 5-7 minutes over high heat. In a sauté pan, combine 1 cup of the pasta water, unsalted butter and a pinch of salt and pepper. Melt butter.  Once melted, add cooked pasta and continue cooking for 2 to 3 minutes over medium heat. Add parmigiano and pecorino romano cheeses to sauté pan, stir pasta evenly coating it in the cheese sauce. 

Once pasta is well mixed in the cheeses, plate dish. Sprinkle small pinch of fresh black pepper on top.