Massimo Bottura's Perfect Pesto 👌

Massimo Bottura's Perfect Pesto 👌
COOKING TIME: 30 MINUTES
SERVES: 3-4

A classic dish reinvented with the masterchef's secret ingredient.

INGREDIENTS

Sauce:

  • 200g basil leaves
  • 50g parsley leaves
  • 100g mint leaves
  • 30g stale bread, finely crumbled
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 70ml Chiavalon Organic EVOO
  • 100g freshly grated XO Pag Cheese
  • 1 tablespoon sea salt

Pasta:

METHOD

Make the mint and breadcrumb pesto:

  1. In a blender or food processor, combine the basil, parsley, mint, breadcrumbs, garlic and 5 ice cubes and pulse until finely chopped
  2. Add the olive oil, XO Pag Cheese and salt and pulse to incorporate


Prepare the pasta:

  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil over medium heat
  2. Add the FuĆŸi pasta and cook until al dente
  3. Toss the pasta with the pesto
  4. Sprinkle with the grated XO Pag Cheese and serve
WINE PAIRING

Toreta PoĆĄip Premium 2017

The perfect crisp refreshing summer white, with a minerality that pairs beautifully with the spiciness of pesto


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