Of all that I have ever cooked in my entire life, this is the dish I am most proud of!! This is THE recipe that converted my most devout Tamil food loving friend, Rupesh to a pasta devouring Italian!! Its ridiculously easy to make and wonderfully yummy to eat!!
What you need:
500g large floury potatoes cut into bite sized chunks
500g linguine pasta200g fine green beans, trimmed and cut in half
For the pesto:
100g basil leaves
1 garlic clove, peeled
100ml regular olive oil
100ml extra-virgin olive oil
- Put the potato chunks into a large saucepan with enough salted water to take the pasta later, and bring to the boil.
- Cook the potatoes until tender, about 20 minutes, then add the pasta. Check the packet cooking instructions, and at about 4 minutes before the end of the specified cooking time, add the green beans.
- While this is bubbling away, whiz the ingredients for the pesto in a food processor. Before you drain the saucepan, remove and reserve about 1/2 cupful of the cooking liquid. Tip the drained potatoes, beans and pasta back into the dry pan.
- Add the pesto from the processor and enough cooking water to give a runny sauce that coats the strands of pasta as you work it through with a fork or pasta claw. Serve immediately.
This is also a recipe from Nigella Lawsons book Kitchen.(just bought the book and im really devouring it)