Wednesday, 10 June 2009

Tagliatelle con pesto trapanese

Doesn't it sounds so exqusite, well I woudn't know what it means if it was not written in plain English in my Taste Italia Magazine and that is one Magazine which I look forward to receive every month in my snail post box.

The title just means ( according to the magazine) Taglitelle with pesto trapanese.
This is one really super easy pasta dish one can make and if you serve them to guest they will think you have been slaving in the kitchen for long.
We loved them here a thome and it was one delicous refreshing pasta dish.

I used thinner pasta , i guess you can use any shap you like, but as i thought the pesto looks so yumm in the book , i thought i will put a bit extra cost and buy fresh pasta than the usual dry ones i mostly use. Which i thought was really worth the cent.....
Tip in the magazine:
This makes quite a lot of pesto, so if you have too much for the pasta, then pop the excess in a container and keep in the fridge for up three dsays.

Serve :2
200 gm tageliatelle
large handfull of basil
60 gm skinned almonds, finley ground
1 garlic cloves peeled
50 ml extra vigin olive oil
6 plum tomatoes, peeled and seeds removed
40 gm parmesan or Grana padano grated
salt and peper to taste.

1. Bring a saucepan of salted water to the boil, add thepasta and cook according to the packet instructions.
2. Meanwhile pound the garlic, basil leaves and some salt together in a pestle and motor.
You can also use a food processor. I use my hand mixer.
Add the almonds , tomatoes, and paremasan cheese to the basil , then pour enough oil to reach the desire consistency.
Add peper and salt to taste.

3. Drain the pasta , but sacve a lit bit of water.
Return the pasta to the pan and stir in the pesto. Add a little of the pasta water to loosen the sauce.
Serve and enjoy the delicous pasta.
Sending this to details here and is hosted by Katie of Thyme for Cooking

68 comments:

Parita said...

Wow pasta looks really nice..mouth watering

Bombay-Bruxelles said...

My daughter is a big pasta fan - her current craze is home made pasta, so whenever we make pasta these days - it's home made.

I love this dish - I'll try it soon.

S has exams going on?

Kitchen Flavours said...

Oh wow looks yum...

notyet100 said...

perfect for the event,..:-)

Priya said...

Gorgeous pasta dish, makes me hungry!! looks delicious!

Angie's Recipes said...

I like noodles when they are creamy, juicy and simple....I would think it's Curry Tagliatelle, if I didn't read the title.

Happy cook said...

Patita thankyou.

Bombay-Brussels Pasta from scratch wow that is something i have not done. Shyama's exams stats from 12 th till 25 th.

Kitchen flavours thankyou

Priya hi hi pity we are not living close.

Angie i think it has the yellow colour as it was made with fresh pasta.

Chitra said...

yup, the name sounds exquisite and it looks yumm..;)

Priti said...

Looks gud...does sound interesting ;)

Suparna said...

hi hc,
lovely pasta...yumm with almonds and basil and drooling :)

Vrinda said...

Sounds yum with all those ingredients...i am still trying to read the title of the dish.he he...

Sharmila said...

Sounds yum. I love pasta of any kind ... but don't like cheese. :-)

Prathibha said...

Wow that pasta looks really yummy..

Pavani said...

Looks delicious. I love anything with ground nuts & cheese. yummy..

Reeni♥ said...

This a delicious pasta recipe. I love the almonds in the pesto!! It's a lovely and comforting dish!

Bong Mom said...

I have never bought fresh pasta always the boxed ones. Didn't even know fresh ones could be bought :D
Lovely dish

Laavanya said...

I love pesto and am sure the fresh pasta made it all the more delicious.

Pinky said...

Hey...Thanks for visiting my blog...and I must say, your blog has a collection of very unusual recipes... Sometimes I just want to try these unusual recipes in my kitchen... so your experiments in cooking will encourage me to try this recipes myself... thanks for sharing ... Nice blog.

Lavi said...

Almonds and Basil in Pasta, I would love to taste it..

John said...

It looks very goods
I'll definitely to come back to your blog again.
www.ahacook.com

Happy cook said...

Pinky thankyou, hope you will enjoy the visits here.

Bong Mom now ther eis something new for looking when you go for grocerry shopping :--)

ARUNA said...

wow this pasta looks good n yummo!

Vaishali said...

I love the vibrant flavors of pesto-- in fact, I wait for summer partly because of all that basil I can grow and devour. This pesto with the tagliatelle sounds delicious, Happy. Gorgeous recipe.

Pooja said...

yummy pasta HC..Reading the title i have wondered what it may be:)

Pavithra Kodical said...

Ohhh love this pasta recipe..So easy and i bet with basil pesto it tastes great :)

anudivya said...

Looks awesome. How is it different from fettucine?

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Mouthwatering! That pasta dish looks so tasty! Yummy-oh!

Cheers,

Rosa

rekhas kitchen said...

ummm that s an interesting and creamy recipe looks yummmy.

Vani said...

That sure looks great!

Sireesha said...

Absolutely delish pasta:)

nora@ffr said...

yumm pasta.. sound great for dinner :) a must try.. thanx for sharing. nice blog you have.. keep it up!!
cheers!!

meeso said...

Looks yummy :)

Pavithra said...

Oh wow thats looking yummy and tempting me ... really so good and mouthwatering

Renuka said...

the name and the dish is quite exquisite..will try it out..

Meera said...

I loved that picture of pasta. my daughter is a big pasta fan. I need to try it

Ruth Daniels said...

Thanks for sharing such a heavenly dish with Presto Pasta Nights. Hope to see you back often.

Juliana said...

I love the idea of the almond in the pasta...sounds really yummie...can only imagine the flavor...very nice.

DEESHA said...

i love pasta .. this one is absolutely tempting

Priyameena said...

What a creamy pasta..recepie name is really exotic..

Gloria said...

This pasta look awesome, I love it!!!! xGloria

sowmya said...

good one..looks so delicious..

5 Star Foodie said...

Delicious pasta, pesto is nice with almonds!

Bunny said...

This looks so good, I've never used fresh pasta, this is something I need to try. I know it's probably alot better than te dried!

burpandslurp said...

YUM! I love the use of almonds in that pesto.

aquadaze said...

looks absolutely delish!!

Susan from Food Blogga said...

I think anything featuring tagliatelle is exquisite.

Preeti Singh said...

Delicious looking pasta....yummy.

Soma said...

I could barely say the name;) the basil & the almonds sound gorgeous!

Ann said...

This looks so moouth watering!

Katerina said...

I am totally into Almonds in Pesto, yum! I recently made one with cilantro that was delicious. I love how east it can be too.

Aparna said...

Not only does it sound very exquisite, I like all the ingredients in it.
Shall try this one soon.

Sumi said...

I love to try diffrent new pasta receipes.I think this would be a keeper.Thanks for the recipe

Miri said...

I love pasta - the fresh pasta and home made pesto must have made this dish taste so much better than store bought!!

Arfi Binsted said...

that looks a creamy sauce, indeed!

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Wow,now a days I am an admirer of ur pictures,pesto looks really great:)

Viki's Kitchen said...

Oh dear u are always good at trying very new and unique dishes. I can't even read it properly. But I m very sure the pesto could have tasted great, just because u have cooked it.
Appreciate your hardwork in doing it from scratch:)

Happy cook said...

Annidivya i am not sure if i am correct but i think one is thicker and the other one is thinner.

katiez said...

I love the almonds and tomatoes in the pesto! Great dish!

Chef Jeena said...

Lovely pasta dish it sounds tasty using the almonds.

A2Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Pasta looks yummy, the pesto with the addition of almonds looks really delicious that too on fresh pasta.

Teresa Cordero Cordell said...

HC, I can taste the pesto now. Delicious easy dish to prepare. From one pasta lover to another, I guess it wouldn't matter how long it would take to make the dish, it sounds very tasty.

AnuSriram said...

Looks delicious! Sounds interesting!

Cakelaw said...

This looks delicious Happy Cook!

Varsha Vipins said...

have seen Gaida cooking with this..she cutely spells it..:P..loved the things that went into this HC..:)

Sig said...

Love almonds in pesto, and I agree - fresh pasta tastes so much better than dried ones :)

Raaga said...

lovely...it is lunch time here and I wish I could get a plate of that.

Srivalli said...

that so lovely F..must have tasted great!

The Food Hunter said...

Looks great...and so easy to make.