Have You Tasted These Delicious Bucatini Pasta Dishes?
Image Credit: Shutterstock, Bucatini is made from durum wheat semolina.

Did you know that there are more than hundreds of various varieties of pastas in the world? All of these diverse pasta varieties have originated from a need to cook wheat and flour in a particular way. The Bucatini pasta is no exception. Thick and long with a hole running down the center, this pasta variety was made out of a need to cook pasta with convenience. The history of the Bucatini is interesting. Originating near the Sicilian region from the kitchens of the locals, the Bucatini was created for a practical reason born from a basic necessity: to cook the pasta quickly and completely and to enable it to hold more sauce. 

In the medieval times, pasta took very long to cook completely and many times uncooked pasta led to stomach problems and health issues. The Bucatini was created by the medieval people to address this problem. The dough of Bucatini was rolled around a stick, such that, it became hollow and the heat was able to permeate the hollow pasta faster, enabling it to cook completely. Bucatini is made from durum wheat semolina. This pasta resembles the Spaghetti pasta in shape. 

Even though the Bucatini is bigger than the Spaghetti, they take the same time to cook, thanks to the Bucatini's hollow structure. Looks like the medieval folks were on to something! This delicious pasta goes well with hearty Italian sauces. If you truly want to taste the Italian cuisine in all its glory, then you just can’t skip making the Bucatini pasta. Here are some Bucatini recipes you should try your hand at: 

1) Bucatini Amatriciana

The Amatriciana is the most traditional sauce to pair your Bucatini with. This simple recipe uses a handful of ingredients and is ready within a span of 20 minutes. The taste of this pasta is savoury and salty. A bite of the Bucatini Amatriciana will transport you back to the streets of Rome. A lot of times, few of the global brands of ingredients enlisted in recipes from global cuisines may not be available at your grocery store. Reach out for the next best substitute and always try to recreate the recipe as authentically as possible. Use fresh tomatoes, fresh herbs, fresh cheese and freshly boiled Bucatini pasta.

2) Bucatini With Garlic Prawns

This recipe is for all the sea-food lovers out there. Introducing the umami taste of prawns in to the Bucatini tubes is a gastronomic success as the Bucatini tubes soak the sauce and juice of the prawns well, all thanks to their tubular shape. As the sauce is a basic tomato sauce in this recipe, the taste of the sea-food remains unhampered. The sweet taste of basil neutralises the tanginess of the tomatoes. This pasta is prepared in three easy steps and is rich in calcium and other nutrients. 

3) Spicy Lobster Bucatini With Burrata

It’s time to be all fancy and make the Spicy Lobster Bucatini With Burrata. This meal is perfect for a simple date night. This dish is a flavour burst in the mouth. The fresh Burrata that graces over this meaty and saucy pasta is a visual show stealer. Remember to not over cook the lobster tails and follow the directions in the recipe elaborating the correct way to cook it. This rich and creamy pasta can be enjoyed with a side of garlic bread with cheese and some wine.