Dish of the day – Trofie alla Genovese

Trofie alla Genovese is a typical dish from Genoa (or Genova in Italian), a city in the region of Luguria, Northeast of Italy. I tried it first time there… so good… couldn’t resist to find a recipe and make this at home. It is so simple… delicious with authentic Italian flavor.

Ingredients: (4 servings)

3 cups of Pasta Trofie

½ cup of Pesto

2 medium Potatoes (cubed)

1 cup of Green Beans (chopped into bite size)

Salt to taste

Directions:

In a large skillet, boil cubed potatoes until it is almost done. Add pasta Trofie, cook for 8-10 minutes, then add chopped green beans. Boil until everything is cooked. Drain the water then mix pesto sauce with pasta, potatoes and green beans. Serve with a few fresh basil leaves.

Recipe for Pesto:

3 cups of Basil Leaves

2 cloves of Garlic

½ cup of Pine Nuts

½ cup of Olive Oil

3 table spoons of grated cheese – Parmigiano Reggiano

2 table spoons of grated cheese – Pecorino Romano

Salt and Pepper to taste

Directions for making Pesto:

Combine basil leaves and pine nuts, blend in a food processor. Then add garlic and pulse a few more times. Slowly add olive oil, blend very well until it is creamy. Add both types of cheese, pulse a few times. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Basil leaves and Cheese – getting ready to make Pesto

Pesto – the main ingredient for this dish

Making Trofie alla Genovese

Mixing pesto with pasta

It’s ready… here we go! Trofie alla Genovese

Buon Appetito!

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