Busiate pasta with pesto alla trapanese busiate or busiati is a long thin hollow tube pasta twisted in the way that it resembles a telephone cord. Busiate with trapanese pesto busiate con pesto alla trapanese.
Once well kneaded and rested cut off a portion of the dough and roll into a flat plank about inch thick.
Busiate pesto trapanese. Busiate with pesto alla trapanese. Make pesto of course. Trapani and genova are both port cities and it was the genovese sailors who introduced the trapanese to the concept of pesto.
During our recent holiday in sicily we got to try quite a number of delicious sicilian pasta dishes including this tasty trapanese pesto which is mostly eaten in the province of trapani in the western corner of sicily. Forget about pine nuts and instead picture a pesto sauce made with tomatoes and almonds. What do you do when you have an abundance of basil.
You can surely notice the sicilian influence here where pesto is combined with tomatoes and almonds are used in place of pinenuts. This is a pasta with trapanese pesto. It makes sense after all both this pasta shape and this pasta condiment originate from the trapani area of sicily.
1 and 1 2 cups of trapanese pesto sauce directions. A mix of mediterranean flavors almonds ripe tomatoes and the intense scent of basil are the perfect match for this pasta with. Ingredients 1 recipe handmade busiate.
Busiate are typical to western sicily and considered to be an iconic pasta type that represents trapani region. It s not a typical pesto but a sicilian one from trapani. In trapani busiate are served with a special type of pesto called pesto trapanese.
Trapani style pesto the perfect sauce for busiate. Try it for yourself. 1 large tomato cut into chunks 1 big bunch of fresh basil cup almonds 2 cloves garlic cup grated parmesan cheese plus more for serving cup extra virgin olive oil kosher salt to taste.
Pesto all trapanese is traditionally served with busiate pasta however you can definitely serve it with other types of fresh pasta such as my homemade cavatelli as well as commercial dry pasta. Jump to recipe print recipe. There are a number of different pesto recipes from sicily.
Ingredients for 4 people. Busiate and pesto alla trapanese are a sicilian match made in heaven. 1 bag of busiate 500g 1 2 jar of corbarino tomatoes 1 big bunch of fresh basil.
Cut the plank into inch strips and working quickly roll each strip into a thin rope similar to pici. 454 grams 1 lb busiate pasta typical of the trapani area of western sicily or spaghetti or linguine. Busiate pasta with trapanese pesto from trapani.
I prefer medium sized shaped pasta such as penne rigatoni or fusilli that will catch the sauce. This trapani version of the typical ligurian sauce is in fact bright red.