We start with the pesto sauce, which is made by grinding the ingredients in the mortar until obtaining a paste, to which we will give a somewhat more fluid texture by adding olive oil. If you want you can do it with the blender. You can use walnuts instead of pine nuts and a mixture of green leaves -rucula, parsley, etc- if you do not have fresh basil. We will use only 50 g of the sauce and save the rest for other uses.
To make these fake spaghetti For vegetables I have used a little machine called a spiralizer or zoodler that makes them effortless. If you don’t have it, you can make the same recipe with a potato peeler and in that case, instead of spaghetti, you will get noodles with a similar result. Without the machine but with a peeler I made these fake zucchini and salmon noodles or these zucchini ribbons with mussels and prawns, very similar to the tagliatelle or the papardelle, in case you want to take a look.
Once the fake spaghetti is ready, we blanch them for a minute in boiling water and transfer them to a frying pan where we will sauté them. As soon as they take temperature, add the pesto and sauté the whole so that they are impregnated with the sauce.
After the We place in a deep plate and we are placing small slices of tuna distributing them on the surface. We decorate with a touch of grated Parmesan cheese and a pinch of oregano and we take them running to the table where they should be eaten while they are hot.
MUSSELS SPAGHETTI by Jamie Oliver
With what to accompany the fake pumpkin spaghetti with pesto sauce and tuna
The fake pumpkin spaghetti with pesto sauce and tuna They are a great way to eat vegetables, letting us be fooled by the look of an Italian pasta recipe. Encourage yourself to try these types of dishes and you can eat a good amount without feeling any remorse. To accompany them, you can serve an aperitif as a starter, add oregano and grated cheese and a chianti, a lambrusco or another Italian wine. Enjoy your meal!
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