simple way to make any night of the week Trofie al pesto

How’s your day going? , I hope you’re having an incredible day today. Today, we’re going to make a special dish, Trofie al pesto. It is one of my favorites food recipes. For mine, I am going to make it a little bit tasty. This is gonna smell and look delicious.

Trofie al pesto is one of the most favored of recent trending foods on earth. It is simple, it is quick, it tastes delicious. It is enjoyed by millions every day. They are fine and they look wonderful. Trofie al pesto is something that I’ve loved my entire life.

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  • 1 large waxy potato, peeled, cut into 1cm cubes
  • 300g green beans, trimmed, halved lengthways and cut into short lengths
  • 400g linguine or trofie (see below)
  • Grated parmesan, to serve


  • Step 1
    If making your own trofie, put the flour in a bowl, sprinkle on a little salt, add the water and mix together to form a dough. Knead well until the dough is smooth and firm, adding more water if it seems dry. Let the dough rest for 30 minutes.
  • Step 2
    When you�re ready to make the trofie, pinch off a small piece of dough and rub it quickly between your palms to form the classic trofie twist shape. This may take a little practice, but it doesn�t need to look perfect to taste good. Continue until you have used all the dough. Leave to dry on a floured tea towel while you make the pesto.
  • Step 3
    For the pesto, wash the basil leaves and dry gently with paper towel. Place the garlic and salt in a mortar and crush with the pestle. Add the basil and continue crushing, using a rotary motion, sprinkling in a bit more sea salt to help the crushing. Add the pine nuts and keep pounding for another minute, then add the cheeses and a little of the olive oil. When you have a paste, transfer it to a bowl and stir the remaining olive oil through. (Or, put all the ingredients in a blender and pulse slowly to ensure the basil doesn�t get hot.) Set aside.
  • Step 4
    Fill a large saucepan with water, bring it to the boil and add some salt. Drop in the potato cubes and boil for 3 minutes. Add the beans and linguine, if using, and boil according to the packet instructions (usually 8�10 minutes, depending on how al dente you like your pasta).
  • Step 5
    If you are using hand-made trofie, boil the potatoes for 5 minutes before adding the beans, then in another 3 minutes add the trofie and boil for a further 3 minutes. (You can buy excellent commercially made trofie, but they will take longer to cook, so adjust times accordingly.)
  • Step 6
    Place a big dollop of pesto in a large bowl. Add a little cooking water to loosen it. Drain pasta, beans and potato and add to bowl. Toss gently. Top with the rest of the pesto; toss again. Sprinkle with parmesan.

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