Thursday, April 28, 2016

Recipe: Fusilletti with Pesto, Parma Ham and Cherry Tomatoes

One of our families favorite pasta sauce is pesto. Particularly the homemade version. Our boy especially enjoys the whole pesto-making process, be it with the pestle and mortar or the food processor (lately we've been using the latter as it's more convenient). It begins with plucking the sweet basil leaves from our garden, washing them, spinning them dry, measuring all the ingredients and then popping them into the food processor.

Instead of spaghetti, we are using fusilletti which we got from here - they're thinner, smaller versions of fusilli.  They go really well with pesto sauce. We topped the pasta with some Parma ham, crispy bacon, cherry tomatoes as well as Parmesan cheese. Very tasty!

Fusilletti with Pesto, Parma Ham and Cherry Tomatoes




The pesto-making process (watch in full screen here)





Fusilletti with Pesto, Parma Ham and Cherry Tomatoes
Recipe by Baby Sumo
Preparation time: 5-8 minutes
Cooking time:  5 minutes
Serves 2-3

Ingredients
150g fusilletti pasta
1/2 quantity Pesto (recipe here)
2 slices Parma ham
3 slices streaky bacon, sliced
2 tbsp olive oil
6 cherry tomatoes, halved
Parmesan cheese

1. Bring a pot of salted water to the boil. Once boiling, add the pasta and cook for 9 minutes, or according to pack instructions until al dente. Drain and set aside.


LA FABRICA DELLA PASTA I FUSILETTI (you can get fusilletti from here)


2. In a frying pan over medium high heat, add oil. Once the oil is hot, add the bacon and fry for 4-5 minutes until golden brown and crispy.

3. Toss the pasta in pesto until well coated. Tear the Parma ham into smaller pieces and top on the pasta. Garnish with bacon and cherry tomatoes, grate generous amounts of Parmesan cheese and serve immediately.







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1 comment:

  1. Wow! What a lovely pesto! I also love the homemade version of pesto. Very flavorful!

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