Friday, May 13, 2016

Pesto sauce (for Italian pasta, sandwiches, and pizza)

This is a recipe sent to me by my younger sister. Her cooking includes a great variety , cuisine from India and other parts of the world. She happily caters to all the taste buds in her family. Thanks Shuchi.

1/4 cup ( 400 gr) pine nuts (chilgoza) or walnuts
2 full cups of fresh Basil leaves  
2 chopped garlic cloves
1/4 cup (25 gr) of shredded Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup (125ml) Olive oil

Start with the pines, basil leaves, garlic and Parmesan ; put all together in a food processor until they are all fine minced then add the olive oil slowly while the food processor is working, until it all become a smooth paste, add salt and pepper as desired.

My Suggestion: For pasta you can mix it with half&half/whipping cream or to add few spoons of the water that the pasta is boiled in to dilute the pesto.

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