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Penne with basil pesto

Experience the authenticity of traditional Italian pasta with pesto, ready in a flash with the best pasta and the finest ingredients. Quick and easy to cook on the stove or in the microwave, and strictly free of additives and palm oil. Discover the aroma and taste of real Italian pesto, which originated in the city of Genoa and is popular worldwide. The secret? It’s all in the quality of the ingredients, like Mediterranean basil.

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Basilico

Ingredients

Durum wheat semolina pasta (durum wheat semolina, water) Cheese preparation (cheese [milk, salt, rennet], whey, salt, artificial flavours), Rice flour, Skim milk powder, Corn starch, Dried basil, Sugars (lactose), Artificial flavours, Salt, Yeast extract, Dried garlic, Dried spinach. Contains: Wheat, Milk.

Preparation

Bring 7/8 cup of water, 3/4 cup of milk and a teaspoon of butter or margarine to a boil in a wide, low pan.
When water boils, pour contents of the bag into the pan and stir.
Cook for 6 minutes on a medium heat. Wait for 1 minute before serve.

 Nutrition FactsPer 2/3 pack (70 g)%Daily Value*Read more    
 Calories250 
 Fat1 g1% 
 Saturated0.4 g2% 
 Trans0 g2% 
 Carbohydrate49 g 
 Fibre4 g14% 
 Sugars7 g7% 
 Protein10g 
 Cholesterol0 mg 
 Sodium590 mg26% 
 Potassium200 mg4% 
 Calcium50 mg5% 
 Iron0.75 mg5% 

*5% or less is a little, 15% or more is a lot.

Recipes

Origin

Genoa, home of pesto

What’s the history of pesto?: To understand the history of pesto, you need to go back to the 12th and 13th centuries, when Genoa, Capital of the Region, was a republic that included the islands of Corsica and Sardinia. Since then, pesto has been inexorably linked with Genoa’s culture.

Today, the city hosts a bi-annual World Pesto Championship, open to competitors from around the world. Some passionate defenders of the sauce want to have it added to UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage list.

How do you make pesto? The word pesto, derives from the verb pestare (to pound or crush). The sauce is made by pounding the ingredients with a pestle and mortar.
First, crushing the garlic and sea salt.

Then, once the garlic starts to soften, adding the pine nuts. Next comes the basil, which should be crushed gently against the side of the mortar not smashed into the base. Finally, adding the cheese and mixing with olive oil. The finished pesto should be creamy rather than an oily suspension. As with an exact recipe, the art of making great pesto is in balancing the ingredients required by the Ligurian tradition.

Port of Genoa, Liguria.

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