July 30, 2006

Pesto



Ingredients:
2 cups fresh basil
3 cloves garlic
1/4 cup Parmesan
1/4 cup Romano cheese
1/2 cup olive oil
salt
pepper

Directions:
Place all ingredients in a food processor or blender, pulse until a thick paste forms. Toss with approx. 1 lb cooked pasta and serve.
My thoughts:
When it is about 100 degrees even I have to start looking for ways to avoid heating up the house. This is a simple, simple dish that tastes amazing. Like all simple recipes it's really in your best interest to use high quality ingredients, the flavor really shines though. If you want to make it a hardier meal, you can add some grilled meat on top. I served it with grilled garlic rubbed steak and it was phenomenal.

3 comments:

  1. Wow!

    I'm a sucker for pesto ... any type of pesto ... and this one looks fantastic.

    Well done!

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  2. FYI: if you want to freeze the pesto mix, i find walnuts are a great substitute...i find the pine nuts go a bit grotty...

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  3. Pesto and pasta is the perfect summer meal. This looks delicious.

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