*  Exported from  MasterCook II  *
 
                   ZITI WITH SPICY PESTO PANTESCO AND LOCATELLI
 
 Recipe By     :MOLTO MARIO SHOW #MB5687
 Serving Size  :      Preparation Time :
 Categories    :New Text Import
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
      1/2  cup           mint leaves, -- picked over
      1/2  cup           basil leaves, -- picked over
        1  cup           parsley, -- picked over
        2  cloves        garlic
        2  tablespoons   capers, -- rinsed and drained
        4  medium        plum tomatoes, -- roughly chopped
        1  tablespoon    black pepper
        1  tablespoon    crushed red pepper
      1/2  cup           extra virgin olive oil
                         Sea salt
        1  pound         ziti pasta, -- preferably Italian
        1  cup           freshly grated Locatelli Pecorino
 
 
 Bring 6 quarts water to boil and add 2 tablespoons salt.
 
 In a blender, place mint, basil, parsley, garlic, capers, tomatoes, black
 pepper, red pepper and half the olive oil. Process in short bursts until
 roughly chopped. Turn blender on full and drizzle in remaining oil and
 process until smooth, about 1 minute. Remove pesto and place in a large
 serving bowl.
 
 Cook pasta according to package instructions until just al dente and drain
 well. Toss drained pasta in the serving bowl and toss like a salad to coat.
 Sprinkle with grated Locatelli and serve.
 
 Yield: 4 servings
 
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