02 Tomato Bucatini with Shrimp + Almond Pesto

02 Tomato Bucatini with Shrimp + Almond Pesto

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  1. In a stockpot, bring water to a boil, season with 1 Tbsp salt/L of water.
  2. In a separate pan large enough to contain the pasta and sauce, add the Shrimp + Almond Pesto with 5 Tbsp pasta water.  Warm the sauce over low heat while pasta cooks.  
  3. Drop the Bucatini into boiling salted water.  Allow to cook for about 2 minutes.  Let the water untangle the nest of pasta, stir water to assist.
  4. Strain the pasta into a basket or colander, or remove with a wire skimmer. 
  5. Transfer to pan with the sauce and bring a few more tablespoons pasta water along with it.  
  6. Allow to simmer together for 1-2 minutes over medium high heat, gently tipping the pan away from and back toward you, or use a rotating motion to keep your pasta moving. You just want to avoid allowing the pasta to sit in one spot where they may get stuck to the pan.  If the sauce seems a little tight, add a splash of water, bring to a simmer and swirl the pan one last time.  Remove from heat.
  7. Once the pasta appears glazed and well coated, serve and enjoy.  


  • Fresh herbs like minced chives, picked basil, mint or parsley
  • If you like this extra garlicky, toast a few slivers of garlic in oil before Step 2
  • Fried bread crumbs (toast panko in enough olive oil to lightly coat in your oven for 3-5 minutes, stirring midway through, season with tiny bit of salt)

Pasta: Semolina, Egg, Water, Tomato, Paprika, Salt

Sauce: Almond Pesto (Semi-Dry Tomatoes, Olive Oil, Tomato Oil, Almond, Parmesan, Garlic, Basil, Mint, Parsley, Red Wine Vinegar, Chile Flakes, Salt, Pepper), Shrimp Sausage (Shrimp, Egg White, Cream, Garlic, Salt, Chive)

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