I was never a huge fan of Pasta. But with this delicious Pesto Rosso Sandro’s making – I start to really like it.
Recipe Pesto Rosso
- 1 glass sun-dried-tomatoes in oil-
- 50gr pine nuts-
- olive oil-
1. Put the sun-dried-tomatoes (incl. oil), the pine nuts, chopped chilis and basil in a blender and blitz until the mixture resembles a smooth paste. If necessary add some more olive oil and mix again.
2. Transfer the paste to a large bowl, add the Parmesan cheese and season with salt and freshly ground pepper.
3. Leave for a couple of minutes to allow the flavours to develop.
4. Drain the pasta and toss in the bowl of red pesto dressing. Serve immediately with freshly grated Parmesan on top.
Rezept Pesto Rosso
- 1 Glas getrocknete Tomaten, in Öl eingelegt-
- 50gr Pinienkerne-
- 75gr Parmesan-
1. Die getrockneten Tomaten (mit dem Öl), die Pinienkerne, die geschnittene Chilischote und das Basilikum in einen Mixer geben und pürieren. Falls nötig noch etwas Olivenöl dazugeben.
2. Die Paste in eine grosse Schüssel geben, Parmesan darüberreiben, mit Salz und frischem Pfeffer abschmecken und nochmals gut umrühren.
3. Für ein paar Minute ziehen lassen.
4. Die Pasta zum Pesto geben und in der Schüssel gut durchmischen. Mit frisch geriebenem Parmesan servieren.
A very simple dish. The original recipe is by Donna Hay. I’ve just changed some ingredients and used what we had in the fridge.
- Pasta, for 2 servings
- 150g butter
- 200g cherry tomatoes
- 200g mozarella
- Cook the pasta in a saucepan of salted boiling water until it’s aldente.
- Cut the cherry tomatoes in half.
- Cut the garlic, and the mozarella into small pieces.
- Roast the butter in a heated non-stick frying pan and add the garlic, then the cherry tomatoes and cook for 4-6 minutes. Just before the pasta is ready the mozzarella cheese.
- Give the pasta into the same pan and mix everything. Add some basil and pepper – ready to serve!
What a perfect lazy Saturday. After a gread ladies night last night inclusive Mojitos along the Tevere, Pizza at 2am, Gelati at 3am and a crazy bus driver. So… let’s go on with a relaxing weekend. Waking up at 11am, drink a strong espresso, have Cantuccinis (which I made yesterday (> see the recipe under the next pic)) and a yogurt with pineapple and grapes for breakfast and start to edit photos. It was so hot today that I thought of staying home, but I wanted to buy a new book… so I headed to Feltrinelli International and came out with four new books. Ice Coffee in a bar and then laying on a bench in Park Villa Glori and start to read (started with “Notes from a big country” by Bill Bryson – go for it – so much fun) and after two hours reading did I walk back home. So here I am… Hope you had a relaxing Saturday as well! Baci
- 3 clementines
- 200g hazel nuts
- 400g flour
- 1 dash salt
- 1/2 (4g) baking soda
- 1 pack (8g) vanille sugar
- 250g sugar
- 4 eggs
- 1 yolk
How to make…
- Preheat the oven to 180°C.
- Wash and dry the clemtines. Abrade the peel and press out the fruits. Chop the hazel nuts and roast them without fat or oil in a pan.
- Mix the flour, salt, baking soda, vanille sugar and sugar in a bowl.
- Add the eggs, the peel of the orange and 3 spoons of the pressed clementines juice by and by and mix all to a dough. Add the hazel nuts.
- Make 2 roles a diameter of about 6cm and lay it down to a tray. Flatten it & spread it with the yolk.
- Bake the dough in the hot oven for 15min. Take it out and spread it with the rest of the clementines juice. Cut pieces like 1cm thick. Lay them on the tray and bake them for 8min. Take them out, reserve all and bake again for about 8min.
Huh.. this was a very busy week! As you know was Monika from Switzerland for a business trip here. So we’ve been every evening out after work. On Wednesday evening we’ve visited the “World Press Photo 08″ – exhibition in Trastevere. It was great! I’ve been absolutely fascinated of the pictures they had there. There were a lot of impressive ones! Like pictures from wars, earthquakes but also from family stories etc. (You can submit your photo to a specified category). So we’ve been there with Courtney from LA. Afterwards we just walked through Trastevere *really like this area* and had dinner at “Il Duca”. Had “Cacio e Pepe”… means Pasta just with cheese and pepper. Really yummi ;). After another short walk through the streets did we have a Chocolate Shot. Did you ever hear about? Yummi.. was that good! (see the picture below). It’s served in a shot glass that you can eat (chocolate as it names says), filled with some liquor, topped with whipped cream and a topping like nuts, cacao etc. And then you have to enjoy all at once! It’s great!! The mix of chocolate, liquor, cream and topping – and this all at once – *wooho*… Was definitely not the last time I’ve been there! So ya.. on Thursday evening did we meet after my Italian-Class at the Hard Rock Cafe (Barberini). Had a very good dinner (Wild Alaska Grilled Salmon, crushed potatoes and aspargus) and amazing drinks! (Try the Strawberry Daiquiri — oh … I’m still in heaven!) So.. yesterday we went to my place. Made Pizza by ourself (at least the topping *g*) and had a relaxing and funny evening. Then today did we meet at Piazza del Popolo, bought some stuff like shirts, pants etc… and after having lunch at Termini did Monika go back to her hotel (she’s leaving tonight) and I went to Villa Borghese. Enjoyed the sun and the calmness. So actually I don’t have any other plans for this weekend. Just relaxing…. and hope to sleep a bit.. (didn’t sleep more than 5-6 hours during the last days).
So.. here some (or actually a lot) of pictures from Wednesday evening in Trastevere, Thursday at Hard Rock Cafe and Friday at my place. *enjoy*
me enjoying a "Chocolate Shot"
Preparing Chocolate Shots
Chocolate Shots: Chocolate Shot Glass with Chocolate (or other)liquor, whipped cream and a topping - enjoy all at once!
on the way from my school to the Hard Rock
on the way from my school to the Hard Rock
me - enjoying a Strawberry Daiquiri at Hard Rock Cafe
Monika, Hard Rock Cafe
ready to bake
finito - it was great