with Pesto - Trenette al Pesto
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pesto is great on everything. Try it on bread, stirred
into a minestrone soup, spread on chicken to be baked
in the oven or even mixed with sour cream for a dip.
Be sure to get the sweetest basil you can find, the
smaller the leaves the better."
32 fresh basil leaves (about)
1 peeled garlic clove
1 tbsp pine nuts
extra virgin olive oil
4 tbsp grated Parmigiano-reggiano cheese
12 oz trenette pasta
2 oz fresh green beans
2 medium potatoes, sliced or cut into pieces
pesto sauce was made by using a marble mortar and
pestle. Now the usual way of preparation is with an
electric blender. The ingredients are gradually added
into the blender in the following order:
at low speed until all of the ingredients are finely
a large pot of water. Add the green beans and potatoes
and cook them until they are 'al dente' (tender
yet firm to the bite).
the potatoes and green beans from the water and place
the pasta in the same water that you used for the
vegetables for the length of time indicated on the
the pasta, add the vegetables and mix with the pesto
sauce and a few tablespoons of the pasta's cooking
immediately with grated parmigiano cheese on the side.
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on the Italian Riviera, Tuscany, Provence, and San Antonio