Caramelised Onion Linguine

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Step 1.

Prep your ingredients. Half your onions then finely chop to get half onions slices. Finely chop your garlic and your parsley.

Step 2.

Add most of your butter to a large frying pan. Allow to melt then add your onion.

Step 3.

This part is key: you have to cook your onions on a low to medium heat for about 30-40 minutes until rich and caramelised.

Step 4.

Add your garlic to the frying pan with the rest of your butter and fry for a minute until fragrant. Add your white wine to the frying pan and allow to bubble off. Grate your parmesan and pecorino while you wait.

Step 5.

Once the wine has evaporated, add your parmesan and pecorino, a massive grinding of black pepper and a big pinch of salt. Mix together with a wooden spatula until you have an onion cheese paste and turn off the heat.

Step 6.

Get a saucepan on the heat and add only enough water to just cover your pasta. Season generously with salt and add your linguine. Make sure everything is ready to go- once your pasta is cooked you have to move quickly.

Step 7.

After 4 minutes, remove a big mug of pasta water from the saucepan, add to your onions and get your heat back on. Mix together and keep adding pasta water until you have a thick, creamy caramelised onion sauce.

Step 8.

After 9 minutes your pasta will be al dente. Drain your pasta, reserving your pasta water. Add your pasta and a splash more pasta water to the sauce. Over a low heat with a pair of tongs, toss your pasta through the sauce. It will look split to begin with but stick with it.

Step 9.

Keep adding pasta water to the frying pan and tossing through until you have a rich, silky pasta dish. Squeeze in the juice of half a lemon and add a large handful of chopped parsley.

Step 10.

Plate up and serve with a grating more of parmesan, a sprinkling of parsley and black pepper. Tuck in and enjoy!

Make sure you keep tossing the linguine and adding pasta water until it's smooth and silky.

3 Large Brown Onions
2 Cloves of Garlic
Bunch of Parsley
100g Butter
150ml White Wine
100g Parmesan
25g Pecorino
450g Linguine
Juice of 1/2 A Lemon
Salt
Pepper