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recipe with pictures: how to prepare  mandilli de saea (silk handkerchiefs) with pesto Genovese, Italian traditional recipe of Genoa

mandilli de saea with pesto genovese

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mandilli de saea

Making: pictures step-by-step

making mandillipeel the potato
cleanse the green beans and slicemaking mandilli
cooking mandilliboil the potato in abundant salted water
as soon as the potato is boiling prepare the dough for the mandilli by the egg pasta dough basic recipepreparing dough for mandilli
cooking mandilliafter about 10 minutes add the green beans and boil
in the meantime roll the mandilli and cut to small quadrates, as small as an handkerchief (4 fingers of your hands as shown in the picture here on the right)making mandilli shape
cooking mandilliprepare the pesto Genovese with a mortar or with a whisk
take potato and green beans from the pot. Keep the water for boiling the mandillimaking water for mandilli
boiling water in a panput the water into the largest pan you have: you shall boil  few mandilli at each time or they will stick together
prepare the dishes: cut the potato to small cubesslicing potato for mandilli
pesto on dish for mandillispread a tablespoon of pesto Genovese, potato and green beans onto each dish, prepare all the dishes
as soon as the dishes are ready put gently the mandilli into the boiling water, no more than 2/3 at each timeboiling mandilli
taking boiled mandillitake one mandillo each time (carefully), drain but not dry it, as the water will make the pesto more fluid
put the handkerchief onto the dish, add one tablespoon of pesto Genovese and add one handkerchief againsilk handkerchief onto the dish
making layers of mandilliput irregular layers of 5 handkerchiefs in each dish
the last layer will be made with pesto Genoveseending mandilli making with pesto genovese
seasoning  mandilliseason with the grated mixed cheeses
and season with extra virgin olive oil (light one, as the Ligurian olive oil has a light flavor)making mandilli
mandilli finished dishserve your masterpiece: an ancient dish with a modern flavor

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