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Penne Al Pesto

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Ingredients
  Basil bunch 1 Large (Use A Fresh Bunch)
  Pine nuts 15 Milliliter (1 Tablespoon)
  Garlic 4 Clove (20 gm)
  Grated parmesan cheese 30 Milliliter (2 Tablespoon)
  Virgin olive oil 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Penne pasta 14 Ounce (3 1/2 Cup, 400 Gram Pasta Quills)
  Boiling water 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Salt To Taste
  Freshly ground black pepper To Taste
Directions

To make the pesto sauce chop the basil leaves into a mortar. Add the pine nuts and garlic and crush with the pestle. Add Parmesan cheese and olive oil, pounding all the while, until you have a thick paste. Season with salt and pepper. You can make the sauce by combining all the ingredients in a blender or food processor, but it is more satisfying by hand.
Put the penne in a large pot and just cover with boiling water. Add a pinch of salt and a few drops of oil, cover and cook for 10 minutes. Leave to stand for a couple of minutes, then drain and stir in the sauce.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Italian
Course: 
Side Dish
Method: 
Boiled
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Pasta

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