Recipe - Pasta With Pesto (Trenette Col Pesto)Categories: Pasta, Vegetarian, Pasta With Pesto (Trenette Col Pesto)
1 Clove garlic; fine chop
3 tablespoon Pine nuts
1 pn Coarse salt
2 cup Basil; tight pack
One half cup ParmigianoReggiano cheese
One half cup Pecorino Sardo cheese
One half cup Extravirgin olive oil
One half pound Thin green beans; trim/halve
One half pound Small red potatoes;
1 pound Trenette, linguine or
Salt & pepper to taste
1. Place garlic, pine nuts and coarse salt in large mortar; then crush with
pestle, using smooth, regular motions, to make a smooth paste. Add basil a
little at a time. Crush to coarse paste, grinding leaves against side of
mortar with pestle. Add pinch more salt and continue crushing. Gradually
stir in and crush cheese. Drizzle in olive oil and continue working until
pesto is very smooth and no large pieces of basil are visible.
2. Heat large pot of salted water to a boil; add green beans. Cook at a
boil about 3 minutes, remove with slotted spoon, drain and set aside. Add
potatoes to same boiling water; cook about 3 minutes.
3. Add more salt to boiling water if necessary; add pasta and cook until
just done, 8 to 10 minutes. Just before pasta is done, remove 2 tablespoons
cooking water and stir into pesto. Drain pasta; toss in a large bowl with
pesto, potatoes and green beans. Serve immediately.
NOTE: Pesto can be made in a food processor fitted with metal blade.
Process all ingredients together until smooth.
Source: "Flavors of the Riviera" by Colman Andrews (printed in the Chicago
Tribune, February 26, 1997)
Posted to MMRecipes Digest V4 #060 by Linda Place
email@example.com on Feb 28, 1997.
Pasta With Pesto (Trenette Col Pesto) recipe makes 2 Servings