Valentine’s weekend is here and if you are looking for some meal ideas that are easy, yet makes an exceptionally gourmet and romantic impact, I have a fabulous recipe for you. Red Wine Spaghetti with Walnuts and Parmigiano-Reggiano will fill your kitchen with an intoxicating aroma, and don’t worry it’s not boozy. This dish makes a beautiful presentation that is just right for Valentine’s Day. It sounds complicated, but this is an impressive dish that you can be proud to serve which is amazingly easy and quick to make. Since this post is in honor of Valentine’s Day, this recipe is designed to serve two.
Red Wine Spaghetti with Walnuts and Parmigiano-Reggiano
3 cups water
¾ cup dry red wine
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon butter
2 small garlic cloves, thinly sliced
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1/2 cup finely chopped parsley
1/2 cup walnuts (2 ounces), toasted and coarsely chopped
1/4 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, plus more for serving
Freshly ground black pepper
In a saucepan, combine the water with 3/4 cups of the wine and a large pinch of salt and bring to a boil. Add the spaghetti and cook, stirring, until al dente. Drain, reserving 2 tablespoon of the cooking liquid.
In a skillet, heat 2 tablespoons of the oil and all of the butter. Add the garlic and red pepper and season with salt. Cook over low heat until garlic is softened but not brown. Add the remaining 1/4 cup of wine and the reserved cooking liquid and bring to a simmer. Stir in the pasta and cook until the liquid is nearly absorbed, 2 minutes. Add the parsley, nuts, half of cheese and the remaining 1tablespoons of oil and toss. Season the pasta with salt and pepper and serve topped with the rest of the grated cheese.