Trattoria Casa Buia
Ingredients and quantities

Quantities for 6 people:

For the passatelli

  • 300g breadcrumbs
  • 300g grated Parmigiano Reggiano
  • 100g flour
  • 7 whole eggs
  • nutmeg
  • salt and pepper

For the pesto

  • 100g Parmigiano Reggiano
  • 300g basil
  • 100g mature Pecorino cheese
  • 100g peeled almonds
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • extra-virgin olive oil
  • salt and pepper

Passatelli with almond pesto

Handmade fresh pasta

Type of recipe: First courses


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Preparation method:

For the pesto: Wash and carefully dry the basil leaves. Use a pestle (or food processor for speed) to crush the garlic, almonds and basil leaves, then add the Parmesan and Pecorino cheeses. Add some oil from time to time to obtain a fairly dense sauce. Season with salt and pepper and chill.

For the passatelli: Place the breadcrumbs and grated Parmesan cheese in a bowl with the flour and eggs and mix together well. Add a little grated nutmeg, salt and pepper. Mix the ingredients to obtain a firm, uniform mixture and chill for about 30 minutes. Unless you have a special utensil for making passatelli, divide the mixture into several parts and put it through a potato masher with fairly large holes to obtain finger-length, “snake-like” shapes. Cook the passatelli in plenty of meat stock. When they come to the surface, drain and serve with the fresh pesto.



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