Sunday, March 10, 2013

Pesto Spaghetti

Pesto perfection.
Cook time: 5 minutes             |            Total time: 45 minutes           |             Yield: 6 servings

. 2 eggs
. 1 teaspoon salt
. 2 cups all-purpose flour
. 1/4 cup of water

 Pesto Sauce:
. 2 cups packed fresh basil leaves
. 3 cloves garlic
. 1/4 cup pine nuts
. 2/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil, divided
.  Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
.  1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

1. In a large  bowl, combine flour and salt. Make a well in the flour, add the slightly beaten egg, and mix. Mixture should form a stiff dough. Stir in water.
2. On a lightly floured surface, knead dough for about 3 to 4 minutes. With a pasta machine or by hand roll dough out to desired thinness. Use machine or knife to cut into strips of desired width.
3. Cook in boiling water for 3 minutes.

Pesto Sauce:
1. Combine the basil, garlic, and pine nuts in a food processor and pulse until coarsely chopped. 
2. Add oil and cheese and process until fully incorporated and smooth. Season with salt and pepper.

Source:  All Recipes

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