The Grinch pasta – you know, green – is colored naturally with spinach. At least that’s what it says on the box of this Barilla fettuccine I am using today. The meal is simple but sophisticated and delish – and perfect if you want to play a blazé Italian cooking expert. And I mean, why not? So buongiorno to you, and here is the grocery list:
- green fettuccine (about 10 small nests for 2 persons)
- fresh basil – a handful
- pine nuts – 2 tablespoons
- garlic – 1 clove
- olive oil – 1/2 cup
- parmesan cheese (I use Cheddar – good taste, friendlier price) – to taste
- tomatoes – for decoration
Cook the fettuccine al dente, that is, cooked but firm, not gooey.
In a food chopper – my favorite kitchen gadget btw – mix the basil, garlic, pine nuts and olive oil – until you get a nice more or less smooth mixture.
Drain the pasta and put in a nice bowl. Add pesto sauce and season a bit with salt and pepper. Sprinkle generously with cheddar (or any yellow hard cheese, really). Decorate with tomatoes.
Serve with white wine of your choice.
Bon appetit, space peeps!