A beautiful, very flavorful dish from Cooking Italy. I chose to serve the pasta with a pork chop just in case the pasta wasn't something I loved. It very much turned out to be something I love and will be making again. Soon. Very soon. As for the pork chop, sadly it was not yummy. But these things happen in the kitchen.
I must share the comment with you from Marcella Hazan's book. "When all its components are right, there is no single dish more delicious in the entire Italian pasta repertory." That right there says, make this dish and you will be rewarded.
Pasta and Pesto with Potatoes and Green Beans
small new potatoes
young green beans
Potatoes and green beans are cooked seperately, but till just tender. Potatoes are peeled and sliced after boiling.
Mix all ingredients together and serve.
It's the pesto that makes this dish. Flavors that burst in your mouth. First it's basil and olive oil and oo a bit of garlic and that parmigiano-reggiano and butter, just rounds out the finish.
Check out how the rest of the Cooking Italy group did with this dish and others by following the list of blogs.
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