Salsa Di Pistacchi Recipe (Pasta Recipe with Pistachio Sauce)

Salsa di pistacchi (Pasta with Pistachio Sauce)

  • serves 4
  • Easy

Have a go at our Sicilian pasta with pistachio sauce, one of the most divine pasta dishes that island has to offer. The ingredients are simple and it's ready in 20 minutes

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Ingredients

  • pistachios 100g, unsalted
  • ricotta 80g
  • parmesan 75g, grated
  • smoked speck 25g
  • spring onions white part of 4, chopped
  • extra-virgin olive oil 100ml
  • butter for frying
  • short pasta such as penne, maccheroni or fusilli 

Method

  • Step 1

    Parboil two thirds of the pistachios, discarding any papery skin. lightly toast and finely crush the remainder. cook the spring onions with the speck in a little butter till soft but not coloured.

  • Step 2

    Blitz the parboiled nuts with the spring onions, speck and a little of the oil in a food processor, then stir the resulting paste, crushed nuts, parmesan and remainder of the extra-virgin olive into the ricotta.

  • Step 3

    Cook the pasta and drain, leaving a little of the cooking water in the saucepan. stir in the pistachio sauce and serve with more grated parmesan.

Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 855
  • Fat 49.2g
  • Carbs 80.7g
  • Protein 27.5g
  • Salt 1.09g
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