A Creative exploration for Pesto Sauce
When you think pesto , typically Pesto alla Genovese comes to mind. The classic sauce that combines the great flavor and aroma of Italian basil and Pecorino Romano cheese. But there are other recipes and base ingredients that can deliver great , flavorful dishes.
Here is my take on Bucatini with a Broccoli di Rape and Walnut Cream pesto. My wine recommendation. A good Ross Dell'Etna red will do the trick.
|Bucatini in a Broccoli di Rape / Walnut Cream Pesto|
|Bucatini Pasta with Broccoli di Rape / Walnut Cream Pesto|
Broccoli di Rape, blanched, then pureed in food processor
Walnuts, coarsely ground food processor
Garlic , 1 clove, minced using food processor
Hand crushed black pepper corns
Red Pepper chili flakes
White wine , splash
After food processing , cook pesto 1-2 minutes in pan. Then toss in bucatini, al dente.