Originally aired May 16, 2012
- For the Gremolata Pesto Sauce:
- 1 handful of basil
- 1 clove garlic
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- 1 tablespoon orange zest
- Zest and juice of 1 lemon
- 1 cup Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
- 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
- 1/2 pound spaghetti, cooked to al dente, with 1/2 cup starchy pasta water reserved
- For the Arugula Salad:
- 2 packed cups arugula
- 2 tomatoes, roughly chopped
- 1 red onion, thinly sliced
- Balsamic Drizzle
- For the Veal Saltimbocca:
- 2 slices prosciutto di Parma
- 2 veal cutlets, pounded very thin
- 4 to 5 basil leaves and 2 sprigs of rosemary, chopped together
- 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
For the Gremolata Pesto Sauce:
In a food processor, process the basil, garlic, salt, pepper, orange zest, lemon zest and juice, and Parmigiano cheese, until well-combined. Slowly stream in the extra virgin olive oil until a sauce forms and it pulls away from the sides of the bowl.
In a medium skillet, combine the sauce with the reserved pasta water. Put pasta into the sauce and toss to combine. Twirl the pasta around a roasting fork to make a pasta bundle on the plate.
For the Arugula Salad:
In a medium salad bowl, combine the arugula, tomatoes and red onion. Dress with balsamic drizzle.
For the Veal Saltimbocca:
Place 1 slice of prosciutto down on a cutting board and lay a veal cutlet over the top, put the herbs on the cutlet and wrap it in the prosciutto.
Heat olive oil in a skillet or griddle pan over medium high heat. Cook the saltimbocca on each side for about 1-2 minutes.
Serve over spaghetti and with arugula salad on the side.