This recipe for spaghetti with figs, basil, brown butter, and hazelnuts is from Ron Suhanosky of Sfoglia and is sure to please the whole family.

The Martha Stewart Show, September Summer/Fall 2007, The Martha Stewart Show, Episode 2168


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  • Fill a large pot with water and bring to a boil over high heat.

  • Meanwhile, heat butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Continue cooking butter until light brown and fragrant. Add figs, hazelnuts, and basil; season with salt and pepper. Continue cooking until figs begin to soften, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat; set aside.

  • Add pasta to boiling water and cook until al dente, according to package directions. Drain pasta reserving 2 tablespoons pasta water. Add pasta and reserved pasta water to skillet; toss to combine.

  • Serve immediately with Parmesan cheese, if desired.


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This is one of my absolute favorite meals- so quick and easy to prepare and so very flavorful.