Pistachio Trofie Pasta

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Here it is guys – one of my favourite pasta recipes.

It is one of the simplest but tastiest I think.
And I had only recently discovered it during my Florence trip.
Oh, how I love Italian food, and to be honest everything there tasted divine but it was different to the Italian food I’ve tried here. Well, I’m sure that those of you who’ve been there and tried the food will agree with me.
As it appears(at least in Tuscany), local people like their food really nice and fresh. They pick the best from what’s in season and use everything they can. And the result is amazing – simple but delicious homemade food.

As a matter of fact I loved the tripe I tried there. I know it’s not common here in the UK but if it was easier to find it here, I’m sure I would be making lots of tripe.

Anyone with a hint where can I find tripe in London, please contact me! I’m being serious!

So I tried to recreate the pistachio trofie and it worked. To me and my family, it tasted even better than the one we tried! Absolute success! And simplicity! Oh, and I’m so glad I found trofie in the local store. I know I could’ve made homemade but I will do that next time, I promise!

Here’s what you need for this insanely delicious pasta!

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  • 500g/1lb trofie
  • 200g/7oz pistachios
  • 100g/3.5oz basil
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1/2 olive oil
  • grated Parmesan or other cheese, if wished
  • salt
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  1. To prepare the trofie – follow the instructions on the back of the pack. Make sure to make them al dente – just remove 3-4 minutes before the time stated on the pack.
  2. For the pistachio pesto – combine all the ingredients, apart from the pasta and blend to a smooth consistency. Stir in the pasta. If necessary, add more olive oil.
  3. Serve with some Parmesan on top.
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Tip: Why not try adding some whole pistachios on top for extra crunch!

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