Corzetti or Croxetti with Marjoram Pesto
Unique Pasta from Liguria

Corzetti or Croxetti in a pine nut and marjoram sauce with garlic

Corzetti or Croxetti are rounds of pasta, usually stamped with a design that becomes less visible when cooked. Corzetti are found in Liguria, and the major condiment is what is called a marjoram pesto, which contains garlic, olive oil, pine nuts, and a scattering of chopped marjoram leaves—and sometimes thyme. Other sauces include pesto Genovese and a meat ragu specific to Liguria made “u tuccu” from a single, large piece of meat rather than ground meat. Then there are also cream sauces and seafood sauces.

The picture was taken at the the Albergo Ristorante Amici in Varese Ligure. Our review of the many fine traditional dishes served at Sunday lunch is found on Wandering Liguria.

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Italian Name: Croxetti con Pesto
English Name: Croxetti with Marjoram Pesto
Course: Primo Piatto
Where you're most likely to find it: Liguria