This pesto alla trapanese recipe hails from trapani in sicily and was created as an almond and tomato based alternative to the typical basil and pine nut version from liguria serve it stirred through pasta for a speedy weeknight meal. 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.
And of course you can always serve it.
Trapanese pasta. Busiate is also delicious with other types of pesto such as. Pesto trapanese is a pesto made with tomatoes basil and almonds that originated from sicily. I prefer medium sized shaped pasta such as penne rigatoni or fusilli that will catch the sauce.
Pasta alla trapanese i ve seen this tasty sicilian pasta dish with many different variations but almost all contain almonds along with tomatoes ground into a type of pesto for the sauce. This delicious pesto combines cherry tomatoes almonds or sometimes pine nuts basil garlic and olive oil. 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.
Here is that recipe as well. I particularly like pistachio pesto which of course is made with pistachios and usually those from bronte in. Drain the pasta but reserve a couple of ladles of the pasta water.
Divide among bowls and garnish with additional herbs and. There are a number of different pesto recipes from sicily. In our light pesto alla trapanese or sicilian tomato and almond pesto recipe fresh tomatoes are ground with rich almonds basil cheese and olive oil resulting in a vibrant yet creamy pesto that pairs delightfully with strands of fresh pasta.
Though i prefer making this dish with fresh ripe garden fresh tomatoes when they are out of season i find a combination of good quality canned tomatoes. The traditional pairing for this pasta is pesto all trapanese. Traditional basil pesto or pistachio pesto.
Tip the pasta into the bowl with the pesto and mix it gently but quickly so that the melting cheese is well distributed. Add the pasta to the bowl with the pesto and toss until coated adding cooking liquid 1 tablespoon at a time to loosen up the sauce. 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.
A quick and easy vegetarian pasta recipe. Busiate are typical to western sicily and considered to be an iconic pasta type that represents trapani region. Add a little pasta water if necessary so the sauce lightly coats each pasta corkscrew.