This red wine garlic bucatini is cooked in wine and then sautéed in a red wine garlic sauce. Top it with a soft boiled egg for a stunningly simple dinner.
If there’s one food out there that epitomizes comfort for me, it’s pasta. Memories of early Sunday night dinners at my grandparents’ house, walking into a kitchen with sauce bubbling away on the stove, meatballs being rolled on the counter and bottles of wine flowing among the adults, pasta etched it’s way into my heart early on.
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These days, a house made pasta on a good restaurant’s menu is nearly impossible for me to pass up and while nothing really compares to the pappardelle my great aunt in Italy made by hand and served to us alongside some wild boar bolognese a few years back, I love almost every single shape, type and size it comes in.
My reaction to finding Barilla’s® bucatini on the grocery store shelf recently was probably a little out of line on the excitement scale but I simply couldn’t help myself.
Family dinners were pretty much always the staples: penne, rigatoni, linguine (never spaghetti, my family has a strange aversion to linguine’s rounder cousin for some bizarre reason) and maybe sometimes farfalle if someone got a little crazy that week.
So as an adult, I’ve come to love the more artisanal, less popular shapes, bucatini being one of them.
Like spaghetti, but with more chew to it (and a fun hole in the center!), bucatini holds up really well to thick sauces and the like. I immediately imagined it with a hearty bolognese and a full glass of red wine but then my brain went on a tangent when it got to the wine part.
Would the bucatini turn red if I cooked it IN wine? Google told me it would and this simplistic yet elegant red wine garlic bucatini was born.
The red wine gives the pasta a deep, almost sweet taste to each bite and adds an element of savory-ness to the meal that goes perfectly with the soft boiled egg served on top.
The yolk drips down onto each garlic bucatini strand as you twirl it around your fork and it’s pasta magic at its best.
As an affordable pantry staple, pasta can easily transform into a quick dinner alongside healthy fats, vegetables and protein. The yearly meal gap (meals missing in homes of those struggling to put food on the table) in New York City is nearly 242 million which is why today, Barilla® will rally everyone across the five boroughs to #GoOrangeWithBarilla.
500,000 meals will be donated to Food Bank For New York City for New Yorkers in need. Barilla® will also give away 20,000 pasta dinner kits to New Yorkers in a hope to raise awareness around this important mission.
Barilla® is also donating another pasta serving for each New Yorker who can donate, advocate online using the hashtag #GoOrangeWithBarilla, or sign-up to volunteer on-site, up to 1 ton of pasta.