Giovanni Spataro

3 RECIPES

Executive Chef at The Beverly Hilton

Pasta Vruocoli Arriminati

You can learn to make this authentic Italian dish step by step with this recipe. This Pasta Vrucoli Arriminati will transport you to Italy with its unique flavor.

CUISINES: Italian
LEVEL: EASY
SERVING: 2 People
TIME: 1 hr
COOKING TIME: 45 min
INGREDIENTS:
  • For The Cauliflower
  • 1 large Cauliflower
  • 2 Qt Boiling water
  • 2 slices Bay leaves
  • 1 tbsp Ground salt
  • Soak The Raisins
  • ½ cup Warm water
  • 2 oz. Raisins
  • Soak The Saffron
  • 1 tsp Warm water
  • 1 tbsp Saffron
  • Cook The Onion
  • 1 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 large Onion, diced
  • ¼ tsp Ground salt
  • 3 medium Salted sardines
  • 1 cup Boiling water
  • oz. Toasted pine nuts
  • [ For Cauliflower ]
  • ½ tsp Ground salt
  • ½ cup Boiling water
  • For The Pasta
  • 350 g Bucatini
  • ½ tsp Ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
  • Muddica Atturrata
  • 2 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ cup Bread crumbs
  • ¼ tsp Ground salt
  • ¼ tsp Ground black pepper
DIRECTIONS:
Step 1
Step 1
Step 1
Wash then cut the cauliflower into small pieces.
Step 2
Step 2
Step 2
Soak the raisins and saffron to soften in warm water for 20 minutes.
Step 3
Step 3
Step 3
Add the drained raisins and Saffron cook for a few minutes.
Step 4
Step 4
Step 4
Boil the cauliflower for 20 mins in salted water with bay leaves and keep the cooking water which you will strictly use to cook the bucatini pasta.
Step 5
Step 5
Step 5
Fry the diced onion in a pan. As soon as the onion is golden.
Step 6
Step 6
Step 6
Add salt and salted sardines, mashing them with a spoon to reduce them to a pulp.
Step 7
Step 7
Step 7
Add the toasted pine nuts, soaked raisins, and half of the soaked saffron and cook for a few minutes.
Step 8
Step 8
Step 8
At this point add the boiled cauliflower and sprinkle it with salt. Mix well, frequently, and constantly with a wooden spoon until achieves the creamy consistency that you want. Add a few tablespoons of water and cook for about 10 minutes.
Step 9
Step 9
Step 9
Cover with the lid and set aside.
Step 10
Step 10
Step 10
At this point, cook 350 g of bucatini in the cauliflower water and set aside for 6-7 minutes.
Step 11
Step 11
Step 11
Prep the ‘’Muddica Atturrata" which is obtained by putting a spoonful of oil in a pan with breadcrumbs, which you will toast without letting it burn, when it is well colored get off the heat.
Step 12
Step 12
Step 12
Drain pasta and add into the saucepan, add rest of saffron, pepper and olive oil, stir well.
Step 13
Step 13
Step 13
After it is served add some "Muddica Atturrata" sprinkle it over the pasta (the poor man's cheese, tradition says).
Step 14
Step 14
Step 14
Enjoy.