Walnut Raisin Linguine Pasta Recipe

2023-05-18
  • Yield: 4
  • Servings: 4
  • Prep Time: 10m
  • Cook Time: 30m
  • Ready In: 40m

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Nutritional Info

This information is per serving.

  • Calories

    337
  • Carbohydrates

    49 g
  • Cholesterol

    20 mg
  • Fat

    8 g
  • Fiber

    2 g
  • Protein

    15 g
  • Saturated Fat

    3.6 g
  • Serving Size

    1
  • Sodium

    199 mg
  • Sugar

    1.7 g
  • Trans Fat

    0 g
  • Unsaturated Fat

    1.9 g
  • Potassium

    134 mg
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Walnut raisin linguine pasta recipe. Famous Italian linguine with walnuts, raisins, and breadcrumbs. Yummy pasta recipe.

How to Make Walnut Raisin Linguine Pasta

To make Walnut Raisin Linguine Pasta, you will need a few key ingredients and some simple steps. This famous Italian dish combines the rich flavors of walnuts, raisins, and breadcrumbs with the classic linguine pasta.

Start by gathering the following ingredients: 2 cups of cubed bread, 1 cup plus 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil, 4 cloves of peeled garlic, salt, and freshly ground black pepper to taste, 12 oz (360 g) of dried linguine pasta, 1/2 cup of golden raisins, and 1/2 cup of dark raisins.

First, prepare the breadcrumbs by placing the cubed bread in a food processor and pulsing until you have coarse crumbs. In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil over medium heat. Add the breadcrumbs and cook until golden brown and crispy. Remove from the skillet and set aside.

Next, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and cook the linguine pasta according to the package instructions until al dente. Drain the pasta, reserving 1/2 cup of the cooking water.

In the same skillet used for the breadcrumbs, heat the remaining olive oil over medium heat. Add the garlic cloves and cook until fragrant. Remove the garlic cloves and discard.

Add the golden and dark raisins to the skillet and cook for a few minutes until they plump up. Then, add the cooked linguine pasta and the reserved cooking water. Toss everything together until well combined.

Finally, add the toasted breadcrumbs and toss again to evenly distribute them throughout the pasta. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste.

Serve the Walnut Raisin Linguine Pasta warm and enjoy the delightful combination of flavors and textures. This unique dish is sure to impress your family and friends with its Italian charm.

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Linguine Pasta Serving Suggestions

Once you have prepared the delicious  Linguine recipe, several serving suggestions can elevate the dish even further. Here are two ideas to inspire you:

1. Garnish with Fresh Herbs: To add a burst of freshness and color to your Walnut Raisin Linguine Pasta, consider garnishing it with fresh herbs. Chopped parsley or basil leaves work particularly well with the flavors of the dish. Simply sprinkle the herbs over the pasta just before serving to enhance the overall presentation and taste.

2. Pair with a Light Salad: Since the Walnut Raisin Linguine Pasta is already packed with flavors, it pairs beautifully with a light and refreshing salad. Consider serving it alongside a simple mixed green salad dressed with a tangy vinaigrette. The crispness of the salad will provide a nice contrast to the richness of the pasta, creating a well-balanced meal.

These serving suggestions not only enhance the visual appeal of the dish but also add complementary flavors and textures. Experiment with different combinations to find your favorite way to serve this delightful Walnut Raisin Linguine Pasta. Whether you choose to garnish it with fresh herbs or pair it with a light salad, these suggestions will take your pasta dish to the next level. Enjoy!

How to Store Cooked Linguine Leftovers

When you have leftover Linguine, it’s important to store it properly to maintain its flavor and texture. Here are some tips on how to store cooked linguine leftovers:

1. Allow it to Cool: Before storing the linguine, let it cool down to room temperature. This will prevent condensation from forming inside the container, which can make the pasta soggy.

2. Use Airtight Containers: Transfer the cooked linguine to airtight containers or resealable bags. Make sure to remove as much air as possible to prevent the pasta from drying out.

3. Refrigerate or Freeze: If you plan to consume the leftovers within a couple of days, store them in the refrigerator. Place the containers in the coldest part of the fridge to maintain freshness. If you want to store the linguine for a longer period, consider freezing it. Portion the pasta into individual servings and place them in freezer-safe containers or bags.

4. Reheat Properly: When you’re ready to enjoy the leftover linguine, reheat it gently to avoid overcooking. You can either microwave it with a splash of water or reheat it on the stovetop with a little olive oil or butter.

Walnut Raisin Linguine Pasta Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cubed bread
  • 1 cup plus 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 12 oz (360 g) dried linguine pasta
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins
  • 1/2 cup dark raisins
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • grated Parmesan cheese

Method

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 350 F (177 C). Place the bread on a baking sheet and toast, shaking the pan once or twice during cooking, until golden, about 10 min. Set aside.

Step 2

Heat the cup of oil in a large heavy pot over low heat. Add the whole garlic cloves and cook until they begin to color, about 10 min. Remove from the heat and discard the garlic cloves. Set the pot with oil aside.

Step 3

Just before serving, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the remaining tablespoon of oil and the pasta and cook until just tender. Rinse under hot water, drain well, and place in a large serving bowl.

Step 4

While the pasta is cooking, add the minced garlic, raisins, pine nuts, and red pepper flakes to the reserved oil and place the pot over low heat. Cook until the garlic just begins to brown (8-10 min.) Do not let it burn. Add the oil mixture to the hot pasta along with the croutons and parsley. Toss well with a large spoon and fork. Season well with salt and pepper

Step 5

Serve immediately with a bowl of freshly grated Parmesan.

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