Pasta is usually associated with Italy, even if it has cooked all around the world in different ways. However, are always leads to the Italian lifestyle?
Years ago, the Italian mammas used to make pasta by themselves. Nowadays (things have changed) they usually buy it for everyday use in the supermarket and used to make at home ravioli, taleteller and some other specialties for joyful events.
It looks like a loss, but it is not! Of course, we want the mammas to keep the tradition, but now anyone can cook a tasty dish of pasta without needing to have extra time to make pasta at home. The Italian kitchen is turning more natural and comfortable, without losing its characteristics, allowing all of us to prepare tasty and easy dishes, like the following? Pasta al pesto? Look at little caesars coupon code if you want to get some discount on your pizza delivery.
Pasta has no season, but its sauce has!
Springtime in Italy is a real feel and smell season, as we begin to go out often, and when the weather allows, we eat outside very often.
All these circumstances led us to recognize the season’s aromas and uses — one of these primary aromas it the basil one. It is widely used in Italian cuisine. Still, during springtime, it reaches its best, and it matches salads, tomato salads, and also pasta sauces.
One of my favorite pasta recipes is Pasta al pesto.
The original recipe originated in Liguria (note: Liguria is an Italian region) and uses troffie, a kind of fresh pasta that you can maybe find at your market. However, you can use a penne (or any other pasta you prefer!) also, the long ones are good, like spaghetti, bavettine, and others.
What you will need for four people
400gr of pasta a hand of fresh basil leaves about three spoons of grated parmesan extra virgin olive oil 30g of pine nuts a piece of garlic
Put the water to boil and begin to put into your mixer, the garlic, the pine nuts, the grated parmesan. As it mixes, adds extra virgin olive oil until it becomes a cream.
When the water boils, add salt and the pasta and set your timer for the time needed for the kind of pasta you are cooking (usually it is written on the package). About 2 or 3 minutes before your pasta is done, take 2 or 3 spoons of the boiling water and add to your pesto. It helps it to become more creamer and more comfortable to mix.
When the pasta is done, you have to pour it through a strainer and mix your pesto with pasta. It is done! It is healthy (you have only raw and unsaturated fat), easy and tasty! Buon appetito!
The time needed: time needed for boiling the water and cooking the pasta (about half an hour or less). What pesto means?
Pesto comes from the verb pestare that means pound on, referred to the pounder where ingredients were put inside and then pounded with a pestle.