Friday, January 29, 2010

Chef Chuck's Pistachio Pasta


This pasta recipe was flavored with a soft crunchy texture from the pistachios. The salty prosciutto was so tender. This simple pasta dish had only six ingredients with each one prominently distinct. A recipe I created when in Sicily, due to the pistachio fame!


Pistachio Pasta
1/2 pound fettuccine
1/4 cup olive oil
1 garlic clove, whole
1/2 cup pistachio's
4 slices of prosciutto di Parma, chopped
parmigiana cheese, grated

pepper to taste
olive oil for drizzle


In a large pot, boil water, add a generous amount of salt and cook pasta till al dente. Meanwhile in a large frying pan, heat olive oil, add garlic clove and cook for 1 minute. Remove and discard, add pistachio's and stir for 2 minutes. Add pasta into pan, toss then plate, add prosciutto, cheese, pepper and drizzle with olive oil.

14 comments:

  1. Your recipes look fabulous! I can't wait to try this one out.

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  2. Hi Kaloula, I hope you enjoy! Thank You:)

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  3. Hi Chuck,

    First time I see pasta with pistachio. Looks mouthwatering !

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  4. What a great combination of flavors!

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  5. Hi Cristina, I think you would enjoy the blend!
    Thank you

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  6. Hello Food Hunter! I must agree, thank you for the comment! :)

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  7. I love that you've used pistachio's here!

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  8. Chef Chuck, what a great creation. This is going on my list. I make walnut and gorgonzola pasta, but had never thought of - or even seen this combination. It's so refreshing to see something new - particularly with so few (and traditional) ingredients.

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  9. Hello Casalba, I hope all is well! I am glad you like the combo!! Thank you so much :)

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  10. Yes Ash, The soft crunch was nice! Plus the added flavor. Thank You :)

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  11. You have the best pasta dishes. I love everything in this!

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  12. Hi Live.Love.Eat, You are so kind! Thank You :)

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  13. what a wonderful combination and so simple, can't wait to give this a shot it looks delicious

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  14. Hi Sammy, Glad you like, quick and easy! Thank You :)

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