• 1 Cup California raisins
  • 1 Cup cream sherry or Marsala wine
  • 1/2 Cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • Red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 Teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1 Pound dry tagliatelle pasta, cooked
  • 1 Cup heavy cream
  • 11/4 Cups freshly grated Parmigiano Reggiano
  • Kosher salt


In small pan, combine raisins with the cream sherry; bring to simmer and cook for 3 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand.

In large saut├ępan, melt butter over medium heat; then raise heat to high and cook lemon zest for 30 seconds. With a slotted spoon, remove raisins from sherry and add along with pepper flakes and ground pepper; continue to cook on high for 1 minute more. Stir in cooked pasta followed by the cream; toss until well mixed, about 30 seconds to 1 minute. Add grated cheese; toss and serve immediately in individual warm bowls or on warm platter for buffet or family-style service.

Notes: Tagliatelle are long, thin strips of pasta about 3/4-inch wide.

This recipe is really quick and easy. Just make sure the cheese is grated and the pasta is freshly cooked.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories 560 (Calories from Fat 45%); Total Fat 29 ( Saturated Fat 17; Trans Fat 0; ); Cholesterol 85; Sodium 30; Potassium 329; Total Carbohydrate 59; Dietary Fiber 3; Sugars 18; Protein 15; Calcium 259; Iron 3;

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