Dr Oz, Pesto Sauce Trapanese Pasta Recipe, By Lidia Bastianich

January 18, 2012

Pesto Sauce Trapanese Pasta Recipe, Shared by Lidia Bastianich on Dr. Oz

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Pesto Trapanese Recipe on Dr. Oz

Pesto Trapanese Recipe on Dr. Oz

of the latter segments on the Dr. Oz show.  Today, Dr. Oz invited the First Lady of Italian Cuisine, Lidia Bastianich on to his show to share her delicious Pesto Sauce Trapanese Recipe.

Lidia Bastianich is the author of several cookbooks and her favorite foods are the ones that take her back to her roots.  If you love pesto, Italian food, and pasta, this is a recipe for you!

Lidia says that freshness is key when cooking pasta.  If you can, use fresh pasta.

Pesto Sauce Trapanese Recipe

Ingredients :

  • 3/4 pound of cherry tomatoes
  • 12 large fresh basil leaves
  • 1 clove of crushed garlic
  • 1/3 cup of almonds
  • 1/4 teaspoon of peperoncino
  • 1/2 teaspoon of sea salt
  • 1/2 cup of extra virgin olive oil (cold pressed extra virgin is the healthiest
  • 1 pound of spaghetti
  • 1/2 cup of parmigiano-reggiano

Dr Oz helped create the pesto (Dr. Oz helping out during the recipe segments is usually good for a laugh or two!) by putting all of the listed ingredients above (minus the pasta, and parmigiano-reggiano) into a food processor and mixing them together.

Cook your pasta until the noodles are soft.  Lidia said that after you strain the pasta from a pot you should cover it to keep the heat in. She said that instead of using butter you can pour just a little bit of pasta water of the plate to keep the pasta from sticking.

  • add the pesto to your pasta
  • Sprinkle the top with parmigiano-reggiano cheese

This recipe looked really great on television, and I’m looking forward to trying it out myself.  Maybe tonight!  Dr. Oz sampled the pesto sauce trapanese recipe, and he thought it was delicious!

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