Ciao Italia: My Lifelong Food Adventures in Italy
Mary Ann's newest book contains over 150 recipes, 60 gorgeous food photos, and many scenic pictures of Italy taken by Mary Ann on her travels through the years.
This walnut and parsley sauce is so easy to make and is a classic from my mother's kitchen. She learned to make it from my grandmother who came from an area around Avellino where there were many nut trees.
Makes 1 1/4 cups
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup walnut halves, coarsely chopped
1 cup packed parsley leaves, finely minced
1/2 teaspoon salt
Grinding coarse black pepper
Heat the olive oil in a saucepan and add the garlic. Cook over medium heat until the garlic softens. Stir in the walnuts and parsley and cook an additional 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
This sauce is enough to dress 1 pound of spaghetti or linguine.
This recipe is featured on show 1717, In the Kitchen with Mom - In Cucina con la Mama.