Red Wine Pasta with Shards of Parmesan and Fresh Torn Basil

A couple toasts to Valentine's Day with two glasses of red wine.

Red Wine Pasta with Shards of Parmesan and Fresh Torn Basil

Prep Time

15 minutes

Cook Time

10 minutes

Serves

4 people

This is another in our Valentine’s series from celebrity caterer and luxe event planner Andrea Correale of Elegant Affairs. This Red Wine Pasta is perfect for demonstrating your love in a unique way with this colorful and tasty dish.

This is another in our Valentine's series from celebrity caterer and luxe event planner Andrea Correale of Elegant Affairs. This Red Wine Pasta is perfect for demonstrating your love in a unique way with this colorful and tasty dish.

Red Wine Pasta. Photo: Elegant Affairs.

Pasta is a perfect dinner for two and pairs wonderfully with a favorite wine, something rich, luxurious and red to match the mood of the day, like a cabernet, merlot or Sangiovese. —Editor

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 pound thin spaghetti
  • 2 cups dry red wine (Chianti or zinfandel)
  • To taste salt and pepper
  • Garnish Parmesan shards
  • Garnish fresh basil, torn

Preparation

  • 1 Heat a large pot of water to boil.
  • 2 Add 1 teaspoon salt and pasta to boiling water. Cook just until pasta begins to bend easily (4-5 minutes).
  • 3 Heat a large skillet over medium heat, add 1 tablespoon butter and garlic.
  • 4 Cook about 1 minute or until garlic begins to toast and brown. Add wine and bring to a simmer. Transfer pasta to the skillet with wine.
  • 5 Cook, stirring occasionally, adding a little pasta water if the pasta becomes dry.
  • 6 Once pasta is done (cook till “al dente. stir in the remaining butter.
  • 7 Serve pasta with shards of parmesan and basil.

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