Wild Rocket in the Kitchen and On Pizza

Wild Rocket in the Kitchen and On Pizza. In recent years, the use of arugula it is particularly widespread and is finding wide use on our tables. There are two types of rocket, the success it is having the cultivated arugula, widespread, has meant that we began to know and appreciate the wild rocket flavor more pronounced and very much appreciated by connoisseurs, who are prepared to pay a higher price just to have it. In my morning walk through the fields fallow, I collected a bunch of wild rocket to prepare for lunch the sauce for pasta: Wild rocket pesto.

Wild Rocket in the Kitchen and On Pizza
Wild Rocket

Wild Rocket in the Kitchen and On Pizza

We learn to recognize.

Wild Rocket in the Kitchen and On Pizza
The flowers of wild rocket

E’ everywhere, you will be surprised to recognize it in every corner of the land fallow, even in the midst of the stones. E’ It can be found at any time of the year, darker sister cultivated, and the leaves have a more jagged, but what gives us the certainty that it is the right plan to collect, are its flowers, I would say only: Bright yellow and 4 petals and can even reach 50 inches tall.

Wild Rocket in the Kitchen and On Pizza
A plant of wild rocket without flowers

Do not cut the plant at the base, but only ripped the leaves that will serve you, respect nature.

Wild Rocket in the Kitchen and On Pizza
A plant of wild rocket flowered

The rocket is delicious in salads of mixed, great on pizza and excellent as a sauce for pasta if you are going to prepare by following our recipe wild rocket pesto, Original and fast alternative to the classic pesto sauce, but strong flavor and unique.

Wild Rocket in the Kitchen and On Pizza

Wild Rocket in the Kitchen and On Pizza
A seedling of wild rocket

Ingredients:

100 grams of wild rocket

50 grams of Parmesan or pecorino

20 grams of pine nuts

Some walnut kernel

Half a clove of garlic

Extra virgin olive oil

Salt and pepper

Preparation of wild rocket pesto

Wash the rocket you have gathered and put in a blender with the other ingredients and blend it all gradually add the oil. Season with salt and pepper.

Wild Rocket in the Kitchen and On Pizza
Preparation of wild rocket pesto

Variants: To give more creaminess to your pesto, you can add in the mixer some type of fresh cheese, like cottage cheese or a cream cheese type Philadelphia.

Warnings on the consumption of cultivated and wild rocket: From its strong flavor and pungent one senses that this plant has some limitations in being consumed: Given the large amount of mineral salts and erucic acid in it, it is advisable not to overdo it with the doses, a punch for the kids and two fists for adults.

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If you love healthy cooking, download my free e-book "Guide to herbs in the kitchen", A well-made useful guide for those who like to take long walks outdoors and gather wild herbs.

If you want to know more on the rocket, you can consult wikipedia.

One thought on “Wild Rocket in the Kitchen and On Pizza”

  1. I liked very much to know about Arugula – wild rocket,It is that friend seeds won London and did not know what was,very good or good the vegetables Wild Rocket.

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