Posted on | January 28, 2010 | Comments Off
Hi, this is the fourteenth post about Italian recipes.
Yesterday we taught you how to prepare pesto sauce.
Today we tell you how to use it.
In Italy we use pesto sauce to toss different pasta shapes. Especially long pasta. We prefer trenette called also linguini or bavette. Perhaps you know them as flat spaghetti. They are 2-4 mm wide and they are the best pasta shape for pesto sauce.
In Italy we haven’t the habit of tossing spaghetti with pesto sauce but we also use pesto sauce to toss trofie or lasagna. Recently we have seen pesto sauce on the top of pizza even if this is a new recipe for the Italians too.
Read in this page how to make trenette al pesto (trenette tossed with pesto sauce), the authentic recipe, Genoa-style.
As you can see in the photo we serve pasta only after stirring it with the sauce.
Consult all our entries about Italian pasta recipes in this page.
Greetings from Italy
Carlo & Loretta