Pici with PGI Finocchiona, pecorino cream and fresh fava – A recipe made by the Blogger Silvia Parigi
Ingredients for 4 people:
- Pici 200 gr
- PGI Finocchiona 100 g
- Mature PDO Tuscan Pecorino 100 g
- Two tablespoons of fresh fava beans
- PGI Tuscan Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Salt and black pepper as needed
- Fresh thyme as needed
Remove the external coating of PGI Finocchiona; run it through a meat mincer, in the meantime boil the necessary quantity of water for cooking ‘pici’. Peel fava beans and run half of them through a blender.
In a small pan, heat the cubes of mature PDO Tuscan Pecorino with two tablespoons of hot water: when pecorino is creamy, turn off the fire and add the minced PGI Finocchiona. Cook pici and in the meantime heat a small amount of oil in a pan, add the mashed fava beans and the pecorino-PGI Finocchiona mixture. Add some salt and pepper if necessary.
Drain pasta ‘al dente’ and toss it in a saucepan with the dressing on high heat; mix well and add thyme and the remaining fava beans.