Pasta with Walnuts and Parmesan Cheese

A Japanese-style pasta with the rich aroma of fried soy sauce.

Cooking time
20 minutes
  • Nutrition information is for one serving.

Ingredients(Servings: 2)

200g (7oz)

as needed


10g (1/3oz)

30g (1oz)

10g (1/3oz)

as needed

3/4 tsp

1 Tbsp

1/2 tsp


  1. Bake walnuts in an oven toaster or broiler for 2-3 minutes, being careful not to burn. Grate Parmesan cheese.
  2. Melt butter in frying pan. Thinly slice garlic and quickly fry to infuse butter with aroma of garlic. Remove garlic and quickly fry pine nuts until they are lightly browned.
  3. Using the same fry pan as in (2), heat soy sauce, turning off the heat when it begins to bubble.
  4. Add ingredients from (1), (2), and half of the olive oil to a food processor and blend well. Quickly blend in soy sauce from (3) and remaining olive oil.
  5. Pour mixture from (4) in a bowl. Add boiled pasta*, mix well and top with Parmesan cheese.

    * Fill pan with water (use more than 1 liter (4 1/4 cups) of water per 100 grams of pasta) and bring to a boil. Add salt (10g (.3 oz) per 1 liter (4 1/4) of water) and boil pasta. To keep from over cooking, set timer for one minute under recommended cooking time and then adjust until pasta is done to liking.