I think it was the time I had some delicious pasta at Paesan in London that inspired me to buy some orecchiette pasta when I saw some on sale in Aldi. Though I did have a dish of this pasta back in 2014 at Bottelino’s.
Orecchiette are a pasta typical of Apulia, a region of Southern Italy. Their name comes from their shape, which resembles a small ear.
The pasta took 18 minutes to cook, which from experience of cooking a range of pasta types is quite long.
While the pasta was cooking, in another pan I cooked off some pancetta, onions, pepper and mushrooms.
To this, once it was cooked I added some creme frache.
Once the pasta was cooked I drained and then added to the pan with the mushrooms in. I added some grated parmesan, mixed together, finished off with some pine nuts, and then served.