Pasta with Broccolini, Pancetta and Lemon Cream Sauce
Course Main Course
2bunchesbroccolini1 1/2 pounds
1/2poundlarge pasta like orechiette or shells
1/2poundpancetta, cut in 1/4" dice
2clovesgarlic, peeled and minced
1tspred pepper flakes
2lemons, zest and juice (about 1/3 cup total juice)
1cupdry white wine
1tspsalt, plus more
1cupheavy cream or half and half
1cupgrated Parmesan or pecorino, plus more for the table
Bring a large pot of salted water to boil.
Trim the broccolini and cut into 2" pieces, including stems. Cook at a boil for 2-3 minutes, until just tender, Lift out the broccolini with a strainer or slotted spoon and drain, leaving the water boiling. Stir in the pasta and cook until done according to package directions. Reserve a cup or so of pasta water and drain the pasta.
While the pasta is cooking, heat a few glugs of olive oil in a skillet and cook the diced pancetta until browned, stirring occasionally, about 8 minutes. Add the garlic and cook another minute, then stir in the red pepper flakes and lemon zest. Let sizzle a minute.
Stir in the wine and lemon juice. Simmer a few minutes. Slowly whisk in the cream and cook until it reduces to a thickness you like. If it gets to thick, you can stir in some of the reserved pasta water.
Add the drained broccolini and pasta to the pancetta and sauce, along with a teaspoon so of salt and some pepper to taste. Stir in the cup of grated Parmesan and drizzle olive oil over the pasta.
Serve with more grated cheese at the table.
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