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peruvian tallarin verde?

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i'm trying to make tallarin verde, a peruvian pesto which includes spinach in addition to basil and is creamier than traditional pesto, but i can't find a recipe anywhere on google.

anyone know how to make it?

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  1. I too have been on this quest to find an authentic Tallarin Verde recipe.
    All I've found so far is a link to someone who has 'reengineered' the sauce: http://www.discusscooking.com/forums/... Look at the bottom of the page for the recipe.

    EDIT - I found this explanation of the origins of pesto in Argentina and Peru: http://originalrecipes.com/node/183477 Great fusion - Genova supplies the sauce, China supplies the noodles.

    EDIT - after reviewing a few more sites there is some implication that the (pesto) sauce could be made with huacatay (Peruvian black mint). No recipes found yet with this ingredient.

    1. You can find a recipe for tallarines verdes at
      http://mylifeinperu.com/2010/06/01/ta...

      Good luck!

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      1. re: Fnnkybutt

        whoa, blast from the past. thanks!

        1. re: coookie

          yeah, I saw it was from a while back, but didn't look like you had ever got a good answer. Hope it helped!