Massimo Bottura's Perfect Pesto ūüĎĆ

Massimo Bottura's Perfect Pesto ūüĎĆ
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¬†FuŇĺi 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 PoŇ°ip Premium 2017

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


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