More and more people are opting to stay in this Valentine’s Day so La Famiglia Rana has created a date-night recipe for two.
The prosciutto cotto & mozzarella tortelloni with beetroot pesto and almonds recipe is claimed to be the perfect partner to February 14, and it will take 15 minutes to create.
The recipe includes restaurant-quality plating instructions and this stress-free dish is perfectly suited to providing a quick and easy recipe.
The pasta can be purchased from various Morrisons, Sainsbury’s and ASDA stores throughout London, to find a specific store location visit www.rana.co.uk/store-locator.
PROSCUITTO COTTO & MOZZARELLA TORTELLONI WITH BEETROOT PESTO AND ALMONDS
1 pack of Rana Prosciutto Cotto & Mozzarella Tortelloni
2 tbsp slivered almonds, toasted for garnish
FOR THE PESTO:
1 small beetroot, roasted, peeled and cubed
2 tbsp pumpkin seeds
1 tbsp cashews or walnuts
1 garlic clove, peeled
2 tbsp grated pecorino cheese or parmesan
3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 tbsp fresh lemon juice to taste
salt and pepper to taste
Combine all pesto ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth
Add salt and pepper to taste and transfer pesto to a bowl
Toast almonds in a non-sticking frying pan for 2-3 minutes until lightly golden, then reserve
In the meantime cook the tortelloni according to package instructions and drain, reserving a ladleful of the pasta cooking water. Add pasta to the pan and stir gently, adding some of the pasta water if you need to loosen the sauce
Divide among plates, sprinkle with toasted almonds and serve