Trenette Al Pesto Con Patate – Trenette With Pesto And Potatoes

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Trenette Al Pesto Con Patate – Trenette With Pesto And Potatoes


1 pound trenette
2 To 3 – cups fresh basil leaves
Three tablespoon Pine nuts
Two cloves garlic
1/4 tablespoon salt
1/2 c extra virgin olive oil
1/2 c Parmesan cheese, grated
Three medium-sized boiling potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced

How to make the Trenette al Pesto con patate – Trenette With Pesto And Potatoes

“Pesto”: the word pesto means “pounded,” as traditionally pesto was made by grinding the ingredients together by hand in a marble mortar and pestle.

Place all ingredients except oil and pasta in a marble mortar to make the pesto. Process, to a puree. While processing in the mortar, gradually add oil until absorbed. Toss with the trenette. Serve hot. If you don’t have a marble mortar, use a food processor or blender, the resulting pesto will be delicious also, even if not at the same level of high culinary delight.

Have the pesto ready before starting to cook the pasta.

In 1 quart of boiling salted water, place potatoes and the pasta and cook about 7-8 minutes, or until pasta and potatoes are cooked through. Drain pasta and potatoes at once. Transfer to a warm platter and toss with pesto. Serve very hot, accompanied by a bowl of grated cheese.

To preserve pesto for a long time: you can freeze the pesto, prepared without the parmesan cheese, in small plastic cups, Tupperware containers, or ice cube trays. Keep the pesto in the freezer until you need it. Then, when you need to use it, bring the frozen pesto to room temperature, add the Parmesan cheese, and your pesto is ready to toss over hot pasta!

Serves 6

Trenette Al Pesto Con Patate – Trenette With Pesto And Potatoes is a Regional recipe from Liguria

Enrico Massetti was born in Milan, Italy.
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