Pasta with vodka pesto

Yield: 4 servings

Measure Ingredient
2 Garlic cloves; crushed
2 larges Bunc fresh basil leaves; torn
1 tablespoon Pine kernels
2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese; grated
2 tablespoons Pecorino cheese; grated
100 millilitres Olive oil
Clear grain vodka; to taste
400 grams Pasta such as tagliatelle or linguine

Prepare the pesto by pounding the garlic, basil leaves, pine nuts and a little salt in a pestle and mortar.

Slowly pour in the olive oil as you keep pounding, then add the cheeses and vodka to form a paste.

Cook pasta in salted water until al dente, drain and toss with the sauce in a heated serving bowl. Serve immediately.

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