By: Chef Richard Category: Pasta Makes: 4 servings
In this loose adaptation of a classic Italian dish, a touch of cream added to ricotta cheese effortlessly turns it into a rich and homogenous sauce. Against this backdrop, a trio of complementary ingredients-black pepper, basil, and Parmigiano-Reggiano, all of which are usually called on as finishing touches-become the center of attention. As with any recipe that features only a handful of ingredients, the quality of each one is crucial here.
Note: You want cracked rather than ground black pepper here: adjust the tension on your mill’s knob if possible, or use a mortar and pestle to crack whole peppercorns.