Selinunte sarduzze rock with pistachio pesto from Valle del Platani

Selinunte sarduzze rock with pistachio pesto from Valle del Platani


1 kg of Selinunte sardines

200 g of pistachios from the Platani valley

100 grams of soft wheat flour

100 g cherry tomatoes from pachino

1 onion

1 carrot 1 Genoese courgette

1 red pepper

100 g breadcrumbs

50 g Grated aged horse cheese



Extra virgin olive oil

Method :

Mix the flour with plenty of water as if it were a very fluid batter, in a well heated non-stick pan pour a ladle and spread it so as to form a brik leaf.Remember that it must remain white, let it cool and form a cone and a concave leaf bake at 180 degrees for five minutes, taking on a golden color.

Scale and bone the sardines, 50 g of pistachio, blend it coarsely and 30 g reduce it to powder 20 g keep it whole shelled.

Prepare a pesto with whole pistachio, basil and oil, cut the vegetables into cubes.

In a pan, fry the onion, add the carrots, the pepper, the zucchini and the tomato when cooked. Chop the sardines in a bowl with a knife, combine everything with the breadcrumbs, taking care to keep a little for the breading, the caciocavallo, chopped parsley, the chopped pistachios sprinkled with the pesto and mix with a pinch of salt.

Cut sheets of film 25 x25, place two spoons of dough in the center and wrap to form a ball (or the shape of the rocher), unpack and pass it in a panura composed of breadcrumbs and pistachio powder, put in a pan and bake at 180 g for 8 minutes.

Serve inside the brik with a little pesto and chopped pistachios on top, putting the cone as a cover.

Recipe by Chef Beppe Giuffrè

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