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    Tagliatelle with charred corn, salad onion and cream sauce

    • Preparation time: 10 minutes
    • Cooking time: 20 minutes
    • Total time: 30 minutes

    Serves: 4 as a light supper or a starter


    2 sweetcorn cobs
    2 tbsp olive oil
    5 salad onions, sliced
    250g dried egg tagliatelle
    1 garlic clove, crushed
    90ml single cream
    75g pecorino cheese, finely grated


    1. Preheat the grill to medium-high (about 230˚C). Brush the corn with 1 tbsp oil and season. Grill for 10-12 minutes, turning every 2-3 minutes, until well browned. Leave to cool a little, then carefully slice the kernels from the cobs.

    2. Put the remaining 1 tbsp oil in a frying pan over a medium heat. Add the salad onion and cook for 5 minutes, stirring, until softened. Meanwhile, cook the pasta in boiling, salted water for 2 minutes less than pack instructions, until al dente. Retain a small cupful of the cooking water, then drain in a colander.

    3. Stir the garlic and corn kernels into the onion for 1 minute. Add the cream and heat gently before adding the pasta with 2 tbsp cooking water, the pecorino and some black pepper. Remove from the heat, toss with tongs to make a silky sauce and serve straight away.

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    This recipe first appeared in Waitrose Food, August 2017 issue. Download the Waitrose Food app for the full issue


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