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Pasta with herbs

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Difficulty
Easy
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Serves
4
A delicious pasta dish seasoned with Tuscan lard and fresh herbs from the garden.
 
Ingredients
  • 350 g of ‘penne’ pasta
  • 150 g of lard
  • 2 carrots
  • Half an onion
  • A handful of marjoram
  • Basil, oregano, parsley
  • 2 tablespoons brandy
  • 40 g of grated parmesan cheese
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste 
Method
Wash and chop the herbs and place them in a bowl with oil. Clean and wash the carrots and onion, cutting them into thin slices. Chop the lard into small cubes. In a large sauce pan, sauté the oil with the herbs, lard, onion and carrots. Stir slowly, then add the glass of brandy and wait for it evaporate. Meanwhile, cook the pasta in abundant salty water. Once al dente, remove and drain. Add it to the pan and toss for a few minutes. Top with grated Parmesan and serve. 
 
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