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Old 07-16-2009, 11:47 PM   #28
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For the recipe from Liguria, I have noticed that the most typical dish in Liguriancuisine, the Pesto, has already been posted. So, I have decided to post another famous recipe. Here we go.

PANSOTI AL SUGO DI NOCI (LIGURIA)



INGREDIENTS:
17,6 ounces flour
7 ounces spinach
7 ounces beet
5,3 ounces borage
5,3 ounces Garden cress
1,8 ounces calf brain
1,8 ounces calf sweetbread (Animelle)
3,5 ounces buttermilk curd (RIcotta)
0,7 ounces butter
5 eggs
garlic
nutmeg
salt, pepper

PREPARATION
DOUGH:
- On the table, put the flour, add three eggs, salt and warm water. Add if you need it. Once you obtained a smoot and soft dough, cover with a cloth and let it rest for 40 minutes;

STUFFING:
- Clean the vegetables and stew the beet in salted water;
- Put brain and sweetbread in cold water for an hour, then scald them in boiling water and skin them;
- Melt the butter in a pot and add sweetbread and brain;
- Strain off the vegetables, dry them. In a pot mix them with the meat, cheese, minced garlic, salt, pepper, nutmeg and the other two eggs;

- Take the dough, soften it and stretch to obtain a thin sheet.
- On half of this sheet, place small portions of the stuffing. Keep a distance of 2 inches from one other;
- Cover them with the other half of the sheet and press carefully on the sides of each "Pansotto";
- Cut the Pansotti with a knife.
- Boil them in salted water.

NUT SAUCE (FOR PANSOTTI)

INGREDIENTS:
10,6 ounces chestnuts (You can use already shelled chestnuts)
1 ounce pine nuts
1,8 ounce grated parmesan
1,8 ounce basil
garlic
olive oil
salt, pepper

PREPARATION:
- Scorch the pine nuts in the oven and beat them in a mortar, together with the chestnuts;
- Warm the oil and yellow the garlic and a few basil lives;
- Add the mashed pine nuts and chestnuts and cook for a few minutes;
- Take the pot of the fire;
- Salt, put hte pepper, and add oil, parmesan and a little of the water you used to cook the Pansotti

ENJOY.
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