Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Broccoli Pesto Linguini With Prosciutto Crisp



One of our meals at Anglesea was this simple pasta dish that takes no time at all to cook. My very good friend E made this for me when I was living in Singapore - this is my very first attempt and the result is very agreeable indeed. I had to use a blender for making the pesto but use a food processor instead as you'll be able to control the texture of the finished product a lot better. Omit the prosciutto for a vegetarian version but it certainly made a good dish fabulous in this case. A perfect midweek pasta dish when time is not on your side!

for the broccoli pesto you'll need;
2 heads of broccoli, blanched til al dante  and refreshed
8 tbs of parmesan cheese
8 tbs of pinenuts
10 to 12 tbs of olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
In a food processor gradually add in 2/3 of the blanched broccoli, olive oil, parmesan cheese and pinenut. Blend til well incorporated, season with salt and pepper and set aside.


you'll also need;
8 pieces of prosciutto, fry til crispy
1.5 packets of linguini, cooked til al dante
olive oil
extra shaved parmesan cheese

Mix cooked pasta with broccoli pesto with the remaining broccoli, check for seasonings and served with crispy prosciutto, shaved parmesan and a drizzle of olive oil.

I served it with a simple tomato and rocket salad.

38 comments:

  1. Great recipe, i love your broccoli pesto.
    Cheers!

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  2. Pesto, prosciutto, parmesan - what else can I say but PERFECTION!

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  3. Nice recipe,havent tried or heard abt this before but surely must be nice ...

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  4. Kenny,
    Yeah very yum!

    Matteo,
    Thanks! That is wonderful compliment coming from an Italian :)

    Ravenous Couple ,
    Haha I have to thank my friend for that :)

    shaz,
    Thank you very much ;)

    Sushma,
    thank you! You must give it a try!

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  5. What a great way of making my children eat broccoli! So simple yet looks so good!

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  6. Very good midweek pasta dish, thanks for the recipe!

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  7. nice presetation!!!looks tempting!!!

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  8. Harriet from CarltonJanuary 28, 2010 at 12:06 AM

    I'm going to make this tomorrow night, perfect midweek pasta dish indeed! Love the added prosciutto!

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  9. I'm in need of delicious simple recipe like this, thanks!

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  10. I cook broccoli with pasta too, but it's far from as good as yours!

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  11. ooh..sounds divine. Got to make try it one of these days.

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  12. Yasmin,
    You are dead right about that! :) Thanks!

    CW,
    My pleasure!

    shahana,
    Thanks! Please give it a try!

    Harriet,
    Please do! Let me know who it turns out!

    KL girl in MELB ,
    Oh I'm glad it is useful for you! :)

    Angie,
    Haha thanks! Only my dishes look half as good as yours!

    Nostalgia,
    Thanks and please do! :)

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  13. Was told about your blog by my friend, I'm loving the choices of recipes posted here and the best thing is I live in Richmond!

    Patricia

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  14. Looks really yummm.... would omit the prosciutto though:)

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  15. I have everything to do it right now and I think that we can eat these pasta to day or tomorrow, thank you, it seems so good !

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  16. I love pasta! Yours looks great. And I can see you girls are enjoying it so much.

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  17. really wonderfull!! The join between smoothy and crisp is good!!! Kisses

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  18. Never had broccoli pesto before, looks amazing with the crispy prosciutto. Definitely will try making this!

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  19. WOW! I can't wait to have those. Looks great!

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  20. This looks very good. I love prosciutto!

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  21. Looks really good. Our dinner tomorrow!

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  22. yum yum all my favs in one dish.

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  23. Love this for lunch. Looks delicious!

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  24. Thanks 3HT for connecting with me at this point of time...it meant a lot to me..

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  25. This looks like a wonderful pesto. I love crisped prosciutto!

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  26. Patricia,
    Thank your friend for me and glad you like my blog!

    Sarah,
    thank you very much!

    Rachana Kothari ,
    Haha thats the best thing about dishes like this!

    chapot ,
    Thank you! I hope you will try it :)

    My Little Space ,
    Haha thanks!

    colombina,
    Thanks! It is a wonderful contrast :)

    Michele,
    Must try ok!

    Saveurs et Gourmandises,
    merci beaucoup!

    Anncoo,
    I hope you'll try it soon :)

    Michael,
    Thanks, Itt is my favourite too :)

    Tricia,
    Thanks and please do!

    n33ma ,
    Oh thank you!

    Mary,
    It is great as lunch! :)

    sangeeta ,
    You are welcome! We hope you are feeling better :)

    Ann,
    Haha thanks

    Fresh Local and Best ,
    It is a lot delicious than it sounds :)

    Jessica,
    Thank you very much :)

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  27. I love the simplicity of the dish and the crispy prosciutto certainly does it for me!

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  28. I love broccoli and pesto !!!
    Compliments

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  29. Wow, broccoli pesto! That sounds amazing! :)

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  30. นี้ อร่อย ขอ ขอบคุณ:)

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  31. I love how simple this is, looks very delicious too!

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