Italian Pasta Recipes

VERMICELLI ALLA SOFIA LOREN (PASTA AL PESTO DI SOFIA LOREN)

This is a recipe created by famous Italian actress Sofia Loren.

It is a personal variation of pesto pasta and is very delicious!!!


SERVINGS:6

Ingredients:

  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 and 1/2 cups loosely packed fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves
  • 1 small onion, sliced (1 and 1/2 cups)
  • 4 anchovy fillets, rinsed, patted dry, and chopped
  • 1/3 cup brine-cured green olives, pitted
  • 2 teaspoons drained bottled capers
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 lb vermicelli or spaghetti

    Directions:

    With a food processor running, drop in garlic and finely chop.

    Stop motor and add parsley, onion, anchovies, olives, capers, salt, and pepper, then process until finely chopped.

    With motor running, add 1/2 cup olive oil, blending until incorporated.

    Cook pasta in a 6 to 8-quart pot of boiling until ‘al dente’.

    Drain well in a colander, then return to pot and toss with remaining 1 teaspoon olive oil.

    Transfer pasta to a large serving bowl, then pour sauce over top and toss well.

    Serve immediately.

 

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