Pesto Pasta - Mother's Day Brunch

Written by Orchidea on Friday, 06 May 2011. Posted in Food Mood

Orchidea presents a delectable pasta perfect for brunch. Treat your mother or yourself to a delicious dish sure to impress.




Pesto Farfalle

Recipe by Chef Koby Weiner



1 lb.  small farfalle pasta (bow tie)

Olive oil


1 handful fresh basil

½ cup pine nuts

3 cloves garlic

¼ cup olive oil

2 Tbsp Parmesan cheese

3 cups heavy cream

Salt and pepper to taste



7-8 sundried tomatoes

Salt and pepper


Parmesan cheese


Cook the pasta until al dente.  (Bring a pot full of water with a drop of olive oil to a full rolling boil. Cook the past for ½-2 minutes and remove.)

Cool with cold water. Drain very well. Toss with a drop of olive oil.


Pesto: Process the basil, pine nuts, garlic, olive oil and Parmesan cheese until smooth. Add a bit more oil if necessary.

In a pot heat up 1 tbsp olive oil with ½ the pesto. Add half the heavy cream and stir well. Gradually add the remaining heavy cream. Bring to a boil. Lower flame.

Slice the sundried tomatoes julienne.   Add to the pot. Add remaining pesto. Mix well to thicken. Add salt, pepper and nutmeg. Taste and adjust seasoning. Add pasta to the sauce. Garnish with additional Parmesan cheese.


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For dairy cuisine Orchidea restaurant is one of the best in Brooklyn. Wonderful ambiance, food and service comparable to a a five star Manhattan restaurant. To contact Orchidea please call (718) 686-7500.

Comments (1)

  • Restaurant
    10 May 2011 at 12:51 |

    I love Orchidea. The food is awesome. Thanks for sharing.

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