You can probably tell by now that I kind of thrive on re-purposing any leftovers and converting them into a different dish that the family will eat with no complaints!
So 2 days ago I made homemade Ravioli with the leftover turkey and cranberry sauce and of course I had too much pasta dough. Wrapped it up and tucked it in the fridge for future use.
This time I used the Tagliatelle contraption part of my lovely hand cranked pasta machine :-).
Once the pasta was done I embarked on making some lovely and fragrant homemade pesto sauce with the following ingredients:
- 2 cups fresh basil leaves
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1/4 cup pine nuts
- 2/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil, divided
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
- 1/2 cup freshly grated Pecorino cheese
Then I sautéed some lovely ripe tomatoes with garlic and then added the pesto sauce to it.
As soon as the pasta was ready (4 minutes), I tossed it into the sauce and served piping hot!