Pici Pasta



Pici Pasta with Garlic Tomato Sauce - One of my favorite pasta dishes to make as it doesn’t require a pasta machine.


This is also a great vegan dish as there are no eggs. Adding semolina flour provides the “bite” to the dough.  I prefer using  2:1 ratio for regular flour to semolina flour but you can choose 1:1 ratio if you prefer more bite to your pasta.


Wine Pairing: Pairs best with medium bodied red wine such as Sangiovese, Chianti, Montepulciano d’Abruzzo


Ingredients


Dough

2 cups all purpose flour

1 cup semolina flour

1 teaspoon salt

1 Tablespoon olive oil

1- 1 ½ cups warm water (start with 1 cup and add more as needed)


Sauce:

1 Tablespoon olive oil

3-4 garlic cloves, minced

½ teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)

1 28 (oz) can of plum tomatoes ( pureed in blender or use crush tomatoes)

1 teaspoon salt and pepper

Garnish: Basil and parmesan cheese.


Directions

To make the pasta: mix flours in a bowl or work surface. Make a well in the center and add salt and olive oil.


Add water, little by little, mixing with your hands or fork each time until dough is formed.<